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Fall 1%S 





Since the start of a ten-year de- 
velopment campaign in 1962, 
Bowdoin's friends have given 

more than $19 million. Bowdoin 
has never been better equipped, 
its faculty never better paid, and 
its needy students never better 
supported. By any standard the 
College has grown in excellence 
at an unprecedented rate. But so 
have its financial problems. Its 
deficit since the start of the 
Capital Campaign has exceeded 
$1 million and is still climbing. 
Herein, a report on the financial 
condition of the College as it 
gains its tenth president. 


G & B Staff 

Bowdoin's Grounds and Buildings Department proved its 
versatility this fall. Adorning the area between the old and 
new library buildings is the Class of 1922 Fountain, which 
was designed by Andre R. Warren, assistant superinten- 
dent, and constructed by G&B workmen. The fountain 
was given by Mrs. John C. Pickard, whose husband, a 
member of the Class of 1922, is a trustee of the College. 
On a less aesthetic note, the Grounds and Buildings De- 
partment also constructed a leaf-sucking machine which 
cut the fall cleanup to nearly a quarter of the time of 
manual raking and loading. A machine similar to it retails 
for about $8,000. G&B's "elephant," as it has been 
dubbed, cost less than $1,000, according to Superinten- 
dent John F. Brush. 

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Volume 43 

Fall 1968 

Number I 

In This Issue 

2 New President— Old Problem 

Roger Howell Jr. '58 assumes leadership of the College at a 
time when there are still many needs— most of which require 
considerable sums of money— to meet. 

Editor, Edward Born '57. Associate Editors, 
Robert M. Cross '45, Glenn K. Richards '60. 
Assistants, Edith E. Lyon, Dorothy E. 
Weeks, Gloria C. Hutchinson. 

9 College Acquires 355 Acres 

Boiodoin's land holdings in Brunswick increased significantly 
when it purchased the Coleman Research Farm, hardly a 
liop, skip and a jump from the present campus. 

10 Recent Acquisitions 1961-1968 Richard V. West 

The Curator discusses some of the works of art that have 
been given to or purchased by the Museum of Art since 1961. 

The Alumni Council 
President, Leonard W. Cronkhite Jr. '41; 
Vice President, Lawrence Dana '35; Sec- 
retary, Glenn K. Richards '60; Treasurer, 
Glenn R. Mclntire '25. Members-at-Large: 
1969: Stephen F. Leo '32, Donald F. Barnes 
'35, Leonard W. Cronkhite Jr. '41, Willard 
B. Arnold III '51; 1970: Kenneth W. Sewall 
'29, Lawrence Dana '35, William S. Burton 
'37, C. Nelson Corey '39; 1971: Raymond S. 
Troubh '50, Arthur W. Keylor '42, John F. 
Magee '47, William D. Ireland Jr. '49; 
1972: Lewis V. Vafiades '42, Campbell Cary 
'46, Paul P. Brountas '54, Albert E. Gibbons 
Jr. '58. Faculty Member: Paul V. Hazelton 
'42. Other Council members are the repre- 
sentatives of recognized local alumni clubs 
and the editor of the Bowdoin Alumnus. 

15 Another Honor for HRB 

// you missed Alumni Day, when everybody's favorite was 
presented the Alumni Award for Faculty and Staff, you 
missed a fun shoiv. 

16 Parc Seeks Expanding Role 

For over two years the men of Bowdoin's Public Affairs Re- 
search Center have toiled quietly in Hubbard Hall, making 
a more significant impact on the state than on the campus. 

18 The Bowdoin Prize 

Bowdoin's highest nonacademic honor was presented in Oc- 
tober to Austin H. MacCormick '15, a penologist. 

22 Faculty & Staff Publications 1967-1968 

In case you xoonder what some of the faculty does when they 
aren't in the classroom, read this list. 

The Alumni Fund 

Chairman, Gordon C. Knight '32; Vice 
Chairman, L. Robert Porteous Jr. '46; Sec- 
retary, Robert M. Cross '45. Directors: 1969: 
Gordon C. Knight '32; 1970: L. Robert 
Porteous Jr. '46; 1971: Albert F. Lilley '54; 
1972: James M. Fawcett III '58; 1973: Rich- 
ard H. Downes '60. 

24 Nation's Youngest Legislator? 

For the first time in 22 years a Republican, who happens to 
be a Bowdoin student, was elected to represent Madison, Me., 
in Augusta. 

25 The Plain Fact Is . . . 

Boiodoin's financial problems aren't unique, as this report 
prepared by Editorial Projects For Education reveals. 

41 Letters & Alumni Clubs 

The opinions expressed in the Bowdoin Alumnus 
are those of the authors, not of the College. 

Member of the American Alumni Council 
Bowdoin Alumnus: published quarterly by Bowdoin 
College. Office of publication: Hawthorne-Longfel- 
low Hall, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Me. 04011. 
Second-class postage paid at Brunswick, Me. 

42 Class News 

60 In Memory 

Dr. Howell's No. 1 

Roger Howell Jr. '58 has been named president of a col- 
lege which has prospered and grown in excellence in recent 
years. It has an abundance of buildings and playing fields 
which are well maintained and designed to afford excellent 
work and study conditions for its 950 students and more 
than 100 faculty members. With loyal and generous alumni 
and a $32 million endowment, it has been able to give many 
scholarships, offer competitive salaries, design a creative and 
highly successful academic program for seniors, and pro- 
vide a sound, if traditional, liberal arts curriculum for the 
other three undergraduate classes. 

Many needs were met and some dreams realized during the 
fund appeal's first phase, known as the Capital Campaign, 
but the game If-I-Were-Running-the-College continues to be 
played vigorously by all elements of the college community. 
Even when the participant plays by the present rules — which 
define Bowdoin as a fraternity oriented, liberal arts college 
for less than 1.000 men — the price in terms of new endow- 
ment funds runs into the millions of dollars. Depending upon 
who is playing, you'll hear the need for more interdisci- 
plinary courses at the underclass level (Bowdoin presently 
only offers one, in urban studies), for the development of 

Old Problem 

How to Close the Money Gap 

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non-Western studies, for a fuller offering in art, and for ma- 
rine biology courses and possibly others related to oceanog- 
raphy. Most persons agree that Bowdoin needs more black 
students and programs designed to increase their chances of 
success at the College. Nearly everyone hopes that the Gov- 
erning Boards will approve an exchange program with Am- 
herst, Connecticut College, Dartmouth, Mount Holyoke. 
Smith, Vassar, Wesleyan, Wheaton. and Williams. (It is 
scheduled to go into effect next year, and should coeds elect 
to come to Bowdoin for a year or a semester they would 
need housing not presently available.) Change any of the 

rules — say. to a nonfraternity oriented, coeducational liberal 
arts college for twelve or fifteen hundred students, offering 
graduate work in a limited number of fields (there are many 
students and faculty members who would like to adopt one 
or more of these changes) — and one must begin thinking in 
terms of tens of millions of additional dollars for the Col- 
lege's endowment. 

Determining Bowdoin's needs and then meeting them will 
require all the leadership and decision-making skills — and 
they are many — that Bowdoin's new 32-year-old President 
can summon. 


One top priority in the estimation of Dr. Howell is a 
thorough overhaul of the curriculum — a plea which former 
President Coles voiced in his last public address at the Col- 
lege. "At a time when the proliferation of knowledge is blur- 
ring the lines between traditional disciplines we must care- 
fully examine the concept of a curriculum built along 
departmental lines," says Dr. Howell. "How best, for in- 
stance, does a course in biochemistry fit in? Or, as we have 
this year, a course in urban problems?" 

For Dr. Howell, a former Rhodes Scholar, internationally 
recognized historian, and one of the few Americans to teach 
British history at Oxford, to be primarily concerned with the 
curriculum should come as no surprise. Whether, in light of 
Bowdoin's mounting deficits, he will be able to devote most 
of his attention and a large amount of his seemingly inex- 
haustible energy to curricular reform remains to be seen. 
Certainly, in the immediate future he will have to spend 
much time shaping an operations budget (and raising the 
money to meet it) that will further his academic desires for 
the College and yet remain within the realm of financial 


Arriving at a Budget 

rriving at an operations budget is a complicated proc- 
ess, even at a college as small as Bowdoin. In oversimplified 
terms, the process begins in early fall when department 
chairmen and administrative officers estimate their needs for 
the next fiscal year. (Preparation of a budget to go into ef- 
fect on July 1, 1969, began in October 1968.) After dis- 
cussing with the Dean of the College any substantial changes 
in his needs as compared with those of the current year, each 
of Bowdoin's 21 academic department chairmen (the pro- 
cess is somewhat different for principal administrative offi- 
cers) submits a list of his desired expenditures to Bursar 
Thomas M. Libby. While this is going on, Controller James 
P. Granger is estimating income. 

After all the lists of needs are consolidated and added up 
in the Business Office and an estimate of available income 
is arrived at, Libby discusses the needs vs. income with Wol- 
cott A. Hokanson Jr. '50, who, as vice president for ad- 
ministration and finance, is second only to the President as 
the principal budget officer on the campus. The amount in 
the expenditure column always totals more than the amount 
of estimated available income. (After the first go-around on 
the 1969-70 budget, proposed expenditures topped income by 
$650,000.) The process of bringing the two figures into ap- 
proximate balance then begins. First, Libby and Hokanson 
make certain cutbacks, principally in the area of nonaca- 
demic operations. Next, the President, Vice President for 
Administration and Finance, Dean of the College, and Dean 
of the Faculty review proposed expenditures as related to 
estimated income and in terms of their educational desirabili- 
ty and feasibility. The third group to review what is now 
becoming a proposed budget is the Governing Boards Com- 
mittee on Policy. It normally calls for further modifications 
before recommending a budget to the Trustees and Over- 

seers at their mid-winter meetings. Usually, an operating bud- 
get is approved at these meetings. 

After such a process, Governing Boards members are ful- 
ly aware of the unmet needs that have been articulated by 
faculty members, administrators, and students. Furthermore, 
as a Special Report on Finances issued by the Committee on 
Policy to Trustees and Overseers last spring indicates, they 
see merit in many of the proposals that have been put forth. 
But these same men are also aware that despite an unprece- 
dented influx of new money between 1962-63 and 1966-67 
the College accumulated a deficit of nearly $700,000, that 
the deficit for the year ended on June 30, 1968, amounted to 
$334,000, and the projected deficit for 1968-69 is in the 
neighborhood of $275,000. 

These deficits — past, present, and future — are due to a 
number of reasons: (1) Nearly all the funds given during 
the Capital Campaign were designated for new or renovated 
facilities which were badly needed. A new building, such as 
the Senior Center or Hawthorne-Longfellow Library, is de- 
signed with a new program in mind. New programs require 
additional personnel who require salaries or wages which 
come out of operating, not capital, budgets. New buildings 
also have to be maintained, and maintenance is an operating 
expense. (2) Inflation. At least 15 percent of the growth of 
Bowdoin's annual expenses during the period 1962-67 can 
be accounted for by rising prices. (3) Faculty and staff sala- 
ries and wages have had to be increased to keep Bowdoin 
competitive. (4) The "problem" of successful faculty recruit- 
ment and retention. Paying an attractive salary is basic, but 
providing a professor the "tools" with which to work is also 
important. Y thousands of dollars a year may attract a bright 
young history instructor to Bowdoin but the College will not 
keep him if it cannot afford to furnish him books, clerical 
assistance, adequate time for research, etc. (5) The general 
stimulation derived from an innovation such as the Senior 
Year Program was bound to spill over into other areas of 
the curriculum. Similarly, the greatly expanded services of 
the library have spurred a desire to make improvements in 
the curriculum. 

A comparison of income and expenditures per student in 
1963-64 with those in 1966-67 points up the dilemma in 
which Bowdoin finds itself. Expenditures rose by 28 percent 
but income advanced only 22 percent. However, there are 
sharp differences between the College of 1963-64 and the 
College of 1966-67. Among the more important: 

(1) Bowdoin had 806 students in 1963-64 and 910 in 
1966-67. Tuition rose from $1,500 to $1,900 a year. 

(2) The number of teaching faculty increased from 76 
regular members to 83 plus two visitors, and the average 
compensation rose from $9,544 to $12,488. 

(3) The number of administrative officer positions rose 
from 28 to 39. 

(4) The number of students doing independent study and 
honors projects increased from 50 to 146. 

(5) The number of semester courses and seminars went 
up from 139 to 165. 

(6) The Senior Year Program, Computing Center, central 
telephone switchboard service, and Service Bureau did not 


exist in 1963-64. Their combined operating expenses 
amounted to about $150,000 in 1966-67. 

(7) The number of square feet of physical plant was in- 
creased by about 20 percent. The cost of operating and main- 
taining the plant rose from $450,000 to $723,000. Much of 
the increase, but not all, resulted from the expanded plant. 

(8) The professional staff in the library rose from eight 
to 13 persons. 

Few would want to return to the College of 1963-64 even 
for the sake of a balanced budget. Bowdoin had to make 
these improvements to remain a topflight college. 

Any hope of bringing the budget into balance by holding 
the line on or by trimming expenses during the next several 
years is dim, according to the Special Report, which stated: 
"Given the type and level of academic program which the 
College has chosen to pursue and the competitive position 
it seeks and wishes to maintain, relatively little can be 
achieved in the way of reduced expenditures." 

This is not to say that the College has or will ignore econo- 
my of resources. A study of the expenditures in 1963-64 
with those in 1966-67 reveals that most of the $1.4 million 
increase was spent in four areas: instruction and activities 
related to instruction (up $475,000), student aid (up $144,- 
000), general institutional (up $201,000), and maintenance 
and operation of plant (up $273,000). The first category 
includes salaries and operating expenses of Bowdoin's aca- 



Income and Expenditures per Student 

1963-64 and 1966-67 




% of $ 







Tuition and Fees 






Invested Funds 






Gifts & Grants 













$3,746 100% 

$4,576 100% 





% of $ 







Instructions Related 



Student Services 












Physical Education 






Public Exercises 






General Institutional 






Grounds & Buildings 












General Administration 













$3,810 100% 

$4,862 100% 


Number of Students 




Tuition Rate 



demic departments, library, art museum, Computing Center, 
Public Affairs Research Center, Kent Island Scientific Sta- 
tion, Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program, and of 
faculty travel to learned societies. The principal expenditures 
in the general institutional category include payroll taxes, 
pensions, insurance, and the like, along with telephone 
charges and the salaries, wages and operating expenses of 
the Service Bureau, which handles the College's mail and 
duplicating. Expenditures in such areas as alumni, public 
relations, and development; athletics; and general administra- 
tion were relatively unchanged. As important as these activi- 
ties are, they are, in the last analysis, less central to Bow- 
doin's basic purposes than are good students and teachers. 


J. HI 

Consolidating Past Gains 

.here is much talk among persons at Bowdoin of consol- 
idating past gains. Exactly what they mean is not always 
clear, but to some consolidation conjures up such thoughts 
as these: "Bowdoin has made great progress on many fronts 
during the past few years. Because of the deficits, now is the 
time to slow down on innovations, to make sure that as we 
introduce new programs or add new facilities we do not fall 
back in some other area. We must realize that a major por- 
tion of our limited resources will have to be used to main- 
tain our improved position." Thus, if the addition of another 
building or the introduction of a new program would jeop- 
ardize Bowdoin's position relative to faculty salaries, library 
resources, or financial aid to students, such an addition 
would be questionable. 

Regardless of what new programs or buildings are added, 
the Committee on Policy believes that faculty compensation, 
the library, financial aid to students, and research and teach- 
ing aids will continue to be major influences on rising annual 
expenditures. An examination of three of these areas shows 


Faculty Compensation 

aculty compensation: Average faculty compensation* 
went up 37 percent between 1963-64 and 1967-68. Given 
Bowdoin's improved competitive standing, one might reason- 
ably assume that the increase over the next five years would 
not be as great — except that Dean of the Faculty James A. 
Storer sees no lessening in the competition for new faculty 
members in the foreseeable future. 

As dean of the faculty since the fall of 1966, Professor 
Storer has been the administrative officer responsible for 
recommending pay increases and promotions. (Most adminis- 
trative salary recommendations are the concern of the Vice 

''Faculty compensation is computed in accordance with a formula speci- 
fied by the American Association of University Professors. This formula 
provides for the inclusion, in addition to base salary, of premium pay- 
ments which the College makes for retirement annuities; social security: 
medical, life, and disability income insurance ; and Faculty Children 
Scholarship payments. 


President for Administration and Finance.) Says the Dean: 
"The first priority has been to raise the median salary in 
order to correct inequities that have existed — and to some 
extent still do — in the compensation of assistant and associate 
professors. Taking this step is the most appropriate way to 
improve Bowdoin's overall competitive position." 

Despite gains that have been made in raising the median 
salary (it has gone from $10,000 in 1966-67 to $11,300 in 
1968-69), a study of faculty compensation for 1967-68 at 
Bowdoin and 31 other institutions in the East supports Dean 
Storer's contention. Bowdoin was reasonably competitive in 
the ranks of full professor (its median ranked seventh) and 
instructor (13th) but was very weak in the middle ranks 
(22nd for associate professors, 23rd for assistants). Even 
taking into account that Bowdoin's working conditions — prin- 
cipally in the form of a six-hour teaching load, good library 
resources, sufficient clerical assistance, and office space — may 
be superior to those of some of the institutions which ranked 
higher, Dean Storer believes that Bowdoin has a way to go 
in improving faculty compensation. 

Library: A recent report of the Visiting Committee on 
the Library offers little hope of leveling off expenditures in 
this area. The committee said the book budget must be in- 
creased 10 percent annually if the library "is to stand still 
in its rate of acquisitions" because the cost of books has 
been increasing more rapidly than the cost of living. The 
committee also pointed out that since the library's expendi- 
tures had only recently reached the American Library Asso- 
ciation's recommended level of 5.5 to 6 percent of the Col- 
lege's total annual expenditure for educational purposes extra 
book funds ought to be appropriated to fill in materials not 
purchased over the years. Perhaps it was out of a spirit of 
charity that the committee did not raise the issue of the "in- 
formation explosion" and how it will affect the library's 
budget. During the decade 1956-1966 new titles and new 
editions published every year in the United States increased 
from 12,538 to 30,050. UNESCO estimates that world book 
production increased from 364,000 titles in 1960 to 408,000 
in 1964. For Bowdoin an annual increase in the budget of 10 
percent for acquisitions would mean an increase of $33,000 
by 1970-71 — equivalent to the income of $660,000 in en- 
dowment at book value. 

Teaching and research aids: The most glamorous, of 
course, is the IBM 1620 in Bowdoin's Computing Center. It 
costs about $30,000 a year to operate the center at present. 
However, it is operating at near capacity and the demands 
on it are growing. To meet these demands will require in the 
very near future annual outlays as high as $100,000. Not to 
be overlooked are other needs in this area. For instance, 
Bowdoin's scientists could put an electron microscope to 
good use. One can be had for about $40,000. 

Given these realities, the Committee on Policy believes 
that while Bowdoin must continue to effect every reasonable 
economy, operating expenses will continue to increase and 
the only way to bring the budget into balance is to increase 

A college's income, of course, comes from three principal 
sources: tuition and fees, invested funds, and gifts and grants. 

As every parent knows, tuition and fees have kept pace 
with mounting expenses. Bowdoin has raised tuition 1 1 
times in the 23 years since the end of World War II, and 
the prospect is that the practice of every-other-year increases 
will continue. One should bear in mind, however, that as the 
College has raised tuition, it has not significantly changed the 
portion of the total educational bill that the student is ex- 
pected to meet. In 1963-64 tuition and fees amounted to 
$1,762 a student, or 46.2 percent of Bowdoin's cost to edu- 
cate him. In 1966-67 they totaled $2,231 or 45.9 percent of 
Bowdoin's per student expenditure. 


Pricing Ourselves Out of the Market? 

ow real is the concern voiced by some of the public 
(and some college administrators, for that matter) that pri- 
vate higher education is pricing itself out of the market? "We 
may already have priced ourselves out of the reach of lower- 
middle and middle income families," says Walter H. Moulton 
'58, director of student aid. "Despite a tuition increase this 
year, the average award to an incoming freshman is less than 
it was a year ago, and considerably less than what I estimated 
it would be. It is just possible that students from families 
with incomes in the $5,000 to $10,000 range are thinking 
less and less about applying to Bowdoin." The average award 
to an incoming member of the Class of 1971 was $2,093 vs. 
$1,950 for an incoming member of the Class of 1972. Moul- 
ton had estimated earlier in the year that the average award 
would amount to about $2,400. 

If a shift in Bowdoin's candidate pool is taking place, it 
could have undesirable consequences, for Bowdoin has tra- 
ditionally drawn many of its most talented students from 
lower income families. Indeed, according to a study com- 
pleted last spring, Bowdoin is a "poor boy's college" when 
compared with three institutions with whom it regularly 
competes for students. Nearly 30 percent of the Class of 
1971 came from families with incomes of less than $10,000 
a year. Two out of every three students came from families 

Table II 

Comparative Scholarsh 

ip Programs 



% of 








$ Amount 


% Average 




% From 




















































with incomes under $20,000. By comparison, more than half 
of the students at two of the other three institutions (they 
were not named in the study) came from families with in- 
comes in excess of $20,000 a year. 

These statistics help explain some peculiarities about 
Bowdoin's scholarship program when compared with those 
at comparable colleges. Between 1963-64 and 1966-67 Bow- 
doin increased, on a per student basis, the amount allocated 
for scholarships by 25 percent. Yet the Admissions Office 
says Bowdoin must do more to remain competitive. A study 
of the scholarship programs in effect at Bowdoin, Amherst, 
Colby, Dartmouth, Hamilton, Swarthmore, Wesleyan, and 
Williams in 1965-66 tends to bear out the Admissions Office 
belief. As might be expected from the study of family in- 
comes, Bowdoin led all institutions in the percentage of stu- 
dents receiving scholarships (41 percent). But the study also 
revealed that the average amount of a Bowdoin scholarship 
($1,060) was second lowest and that the ratio of that amount 
to tuition (58 percent) was the lowest. 

Of course, one can argue that Bowdoin could change 
these statistics by offering fewer but larger scholarships. This, 
however, would necessitate a shift in recruiting emphasis 
from Maine and certain areas of Massachusetts — from 
which Bowdoin usually draws about 60 percent of its stu- 
dents, including many of its best ones — to more prosperous 
sections of the nation. Could such a shift be accomplished 
without a drop in the quality of applicants? And what of 
Bowdoin's long-standing commitment to the State of Maine? 
Such questions are not easily answered. 


▼ ▼ HI 

Tuition and Fees 

hile tuition and fees have kept pace with rising costs 
between 1963-64 and 1966-67, the amount of income de- 
rived from investments has declined by more than 7 per- 
cent. The decline might have been even larger, had not the 
Governing Boards Committee on Finance, which oversees 
the management of Bowdoin's portfolio, taken steps to in- 
crease the endowment's yield on market value from 3.40 
percent in 1964 to 4.1 1 percent in 1967. In combination with 
the necessity of dipping into principal (since the start of the 
Capital Campaign Bowdoin had added $3.5 million to its 
invested funds and taken out $4.5 million) to meet current 

expenses and capital costs the desire to increase yield ex- 
plains in large part why the market value of Bowdoin's en- 
dowment remained about the same during this period, which 
was one of unbroken prosperity and rising stock prices. 

Much has been written on how well (or generally how 
badly) institutions of higher learning have been handling 
their endowment portfolios. Some have suggested that col- 
leges ought to use some part of realized or unrealized capital 
gains for operating purposes. At this writing the subject at 
Bowdoin is academic. State of Maine law forbids a non- 
profit corporation from taking restricted (principal) funds 
out of the portfolio. Only the interest earned by these funds 
can be spent. To meet current deficits Bowdoin has been able 
to sell off only securities that had been purchased with un- 
restricted funds. 

The Boston Fund conducted a study of the nature and 
performance of 67 college and university endowment funds 
in 1967. It revealed that in terms of diversity of portfolio 
Bowdoin followed the typical pattern, but in terms of yield 
on market value Bowdoin was clearly above average, with a 
yield of 4.11 percent as compared with the average of 3.82. 

Whether Bowdoin will continue to have higher than aver- 
age yield is not known. During early 1968 the College began 
increasing the percentage of the portfolio represented by 
common stocks. Most of the acquisitions have been stocks 
which, in the estimation of the Committee on Finance, show 
every indication of better than average growth and develop- 
ment. "In some instances," says Vice President Hokanson, 
"we have sacrificed income for growth. We've attempted to 
compensate for this in part by acquiring a number of high 
grade convertible bonds of companies in industries that show 
excellent growth possibilities." 

Obviously, Bowdoin, which depends heavily on the income 
from its endowment, is caught in a tight bind during an 
inflationary period. In hopes of protecting the value of its 
endowed funds, it has moved more heavily into the area of 
growth stocks. On the other hand, it is dangerous to go too 
far in that direction. An endowment portfolio of high mar- 
ket value but very low yield — especially, as is true in Bow- 
doin's case, if endowment funds are mostly restricted as to 
their use — may be misleading in terms of presenting a true 
picture of the institution's financial strength. With restricted 
endowment funds it is the income, not the principal, that 

Table III 
Sources of Support per Student 

1963-64 Exp< 


Per Student = 




Invested Funds 


Gifts & Grants 






1966-67 Expenditure 
Per Student = $4,862 


Invested Funds 
Gifts & Grants 






*Met by selling off securities purchased with funds functioning as endowment. 


Table IV 
Endowment Nature and Performance 








Preferred Common 
Stocks Stocks 






*ln thousands. 

$31,930 $1,311 35.1% 1.8% 55.8% 

98,526 3,790 50.1 .3 47.5 

16,938 565 19.9 1.9 67.5 

123,605 4,418 26.7 .9 61.7 

57,682 2,121 36.6 .9 58.8 


& Market 
Mtgs. Yield 

7.8% 4.11% 






Of course, the situation is different with unrestricted funds, 
and this explains why many colleges have emphasized the 
need for unrestricted funds in recent years. Such funds en- 
able the college to be more flexible in meeting its financial 
needs. At any time the college needs to, it can take its capital 
gain (assuming of course that there is one to take) and 
apply it to current expenses. 

Bowdoin has an asset that does not show up in any com- 
putation of the endowment's market value but is one that 
should be kept in mind when discussing its financial position. 
It is Kinnybrook Farm, near San Francisco, which was val- 
ued at nearly $2.2 million when it was given to the College 
in 1964. A 1,000 acre ranch given by the late Henry Q. 
Hawes MO and Mrs. Hawes (who still lives there), it is car- 
ried at book value (the value placed on it at the time it was 
given) under plant assets. This practice is in keeping with 
accounting procedures; only revenue-producing real estate— 
principally mortgages — is included in the endowment. It 
should also be kept in mind that the College receives the in- 
come from several funds which total more than $1.5 million 
and are administered by banking institutions and others as 
trustees on behalf of the College. The investment of such 
funds rests entirely with these trustees. These endowed funds 
are not included in stating the amount of endowed funds of 
the College. 



Gifts and Grants 

he third source of income is gifts and grants. Activity 
in this area is directed by the Governing Boards Committee 
on Development. The administrative officer with first-line 
responsibility in this area is Director of Development E. 
Leroy Knight '50. The goals of the College during the sec- 
ond phase of the ten-year $36 million campaign were an- 
nounced in a publication sent to all alumni in early 1968. 
Bowdoin, it said, was seeking $20 million by 1972, the bulk 
of which would be used for faculty compensation, scholar- 
ships, and the library. Unlike the funds given during the first 
phase of the ten-year campaign, most of the $20 million 
would go into the endowment. 

As of June 30, the College needed slightly more than $16 
million to meet its announced needs. The response from 
alumni, friends, foundations, and corporations has been grati- 
fying, says Knight. Although final audited figures are not 
available for the fiscal year which ended on June 30, it is 
known that Bowdoin received about $1.7 million (exclusive 
of federal funds) for the year, including some $840,000 in 
new endowed scholarship funds — the most it has ever re- 
ceived for this purpose in a single year — and that the Alumni 
Fund, of which Robert M. Cross '45 is secretary, again set 
a new dollar record. Indeed, one of the most encouraging 
aspects of the gifts and grants picture has been the growth 
of the Alumni Fund since 1963-64. In that year it amounted 
to $249,000. As has already been reported, the Fund reached 
$448,000 during 1967-68. This year, the 50th for the Fund, 
the directors have set a goal of a half-million dollars. 

The importance of alumni financial support cannot be 

overemphasized. In any given year between 60 and 85 per- 
cent of Bowdoin's gifts come from its former students. With 
participation in the Alumni Fund consistently above 50 per- 
cent, Bowdoin alumni rank among the more generous in the 
nation. This type of support has made the task of interesting 
friends, foundations, and corporations in the College an 
easier one, for wide-base support among former students is 
one way of judging the effectiveness of a college's educational 
program, and nonalumni donors have consistently shown a 
preference for supporting colleges and universities with 
strong educational programs. 

As expenditures have increased so have gifts and grants 
for current purposes. In 1963-64 they amounted to $412 a 
student and met 10.8 percent of the cost of educating him. 
In 1966-67 they totaled $543 and covered 11.1 percent of 
the costs. In light of the decline in the portion of expenses 
met by income from invested funds, the increase has not 
been enough, however. 

Obviously, the solutions to Bowdoin's financial problems 
are complex and rest in the decisions of President Howell 
and the Governing Boards and in the success of the develop- 
ment program. In a larger sense, they also rest in the future 
of this nation, for the money gap is not peculiar to Bowdoin, 
as even the most superficial reading of the popular press in- 
dicates. Many colleges and universities are experiencing fi- 
nancial difficulties of a significant magnitude. Some are being 
aided by existing federal programs; some are receiving in- 
direct subsidies, such as the New York State Regents Schol- 
arship Program provides; still others (the number is growing 
smaller) survive because their faculties work for small 
wages. With the exception of student loans, however, there 
are few federal programs that can help Bowdoin. Maine, 
lacking the economic base of a New York or the disposition 
of a California to provide a large proportion of its existing 
resources to higher education, cannot be expected to come to 
Bowdoin's rescue with state aid. And Bowdoin's faculty is 
far too professional — too able to get high-paying jobs at 
other, wealthier institutions or in industry or government — 
to work for less than adequate salaries. 

Such are some of the problems confronting President 
Howell. Coming as he did from the ranks of the faculty, he 
was fully aware of Bowdoin's needs, its strengths and weak- 
nesses, before he accepted the call as Bowdoin's tenth presi- 
dent. First as chairman of the History Department and then 
as acting dean, he proved his ability to make sound decisions 
fairly and quickly. As a historian and comparatively recent 
graduate of the College, he has been well aware of Bow- 
doin's distinguished history and should be able to attractively 
articulate what should be its role today. In short, if any man 
can, Roger Howell Jr. should be able to close the money gap. 

Although the foregoing is not an official statement of the 
College, the Editor wishes to acknowledge the cooperation 
and assistance of the following persons: President-elect 
Roger Howell Jr. '58, Dean of the Faculty James A. Storer, 
Director of Development E. Leroy Knight '50, and, most 
especially. Vice President for Administration and Finance 
Wolcott A. Hokanson Jr. '50. 

Coleman Farm: No plans for the present 


Tom Jones 

In September Bowdoin announced it 
had acquired some 355 acres of land 
a few miles south of its main campus 
through the generous interest in the 
College of Mr. and Mrs. George E. 
Coleman Jr. of Brunswick. 

The land, which includes the for- 
mer Coleman Research Farm, is 
more than triple the area of the 
campus. Between Mere Point Road 
and Harpswell Road, it is less than 
five minutes from the campus by 


In making the announcement, Act- 
ing President Athern P. Daggett '25 
said the land was acquired "looking 
forward to the long-term develop- 
ment of the College," and was "not 
necessarily related to any specific 
program developments now under 
discussion." Bowdoin, he said, "has 
no specific plans at the present time 
for use of the property." 

Terms of the acquisition were not 

announced, but Professor Daggett 
said that Mr. and Mrs. Coleman had 
made a gift of the major portion of 
the property. 

Coleman, a 1928 graduate of the 
University of New Hampshire and a 
former UNH trustee, is a consultant 
for Allied Mills of Chicago, a sub- 
sidiary of Continental Grain Inc. of 
New York. He was president of 
Nichols Inc. of Exeter, N.H., from 
1950 until 1963. 


S W '"V uring December and January the Museum of Art is exhibiting 
W M ■ works of art acquired since 196.1, a sequel to Selection: 1813-1960, 
m m presented last year. In the eight years represented in this exhibition 
M ^r the permanent collections housed in the Walker Art Building have 
grown at an unprecedented rate. Although many new acquisitions have been 
seen individually from time to time, our continuing program of special exhibi- 
tions and the necessity to keep on display a well rounded cross-section of our 
permanent collections obscures the fact that the Museum is continually adding 
to its permanent collections. This exhibition, entitled Recent Acquisitions, 1961- 
1968, provides the first opportunity to gauge the quality and direction of the 
Museum's growth. -^T The result of generous gifts and auspicious purchases, 
recent acquisitions have considerably broadened the scope and diversity of the 
Museum's holdings. Whole new areas, such as early Italian Renaissance painting 
or Baroque sculpture, are now represented for the first time, while Colonial and 
Federal portraiture, a traditionally strong area, has been given added depth. 
Although there are still gaps to be filled (some, alas, might be described as 
chasms), the collections reflect more closely the ebb and flow of man's visual 
aspirations during the past four millennia. As a college museum we have an 
exceptional opportunity — an obligation — to give, by means of original works 
of art, some inkling of the vast body of visual delights bequeathed by one 
generation to the next. The time is long since past when an assorted collection 
of plaster casts could sum up all that was Good, True, and Beautiful. These 
once ubiquitous Praxitelean apparations more properly reflect a history of taste, 
not of art. Wittingly or not, our horizons are wider now and our tastes all- 
embracing. Western and non-Western, primitive and contemporary, visionary 
and utilitarian — so many strands now form the fabric of our concepts of art and 
expression. A museum (with or without walls), by creating an intelligible con- 
tinuum in which the old and the new, the familiar and the novel can be per- 
ceived, becomes an instrument of education in the finest sense. 


Babes in the Woods by Eastman Johnson. Gift of Percival P. Baxter '98. 

1 1 

Bermuda by Andrew Wyeth. Gift of Stephen Etnier. 

How does an art museum go about this, in the age of Mc- 
Luhan and Zak? The first requisite is to be there. Visual art 
is nonverbal, insidious. The hapless student, exposed to the 
Bowdoin Museum's collections and exhibitions three times 
during the year when he takes his date, is not going to turn 
into an instant art-lover, of course. But once a cursory glance 
becomes perceptive and sensibilities are engaged, the process 
is irreversible. In this process an important role is played by 
the permanent collections. Special exhibitions, despite their 
importance to a vital museum program, are by nature (and 
design) only temporary manifestations devoted to particular 
subjects or themes. A museum's raison d'etre is its perma- 
nent collection; this is as true of the Metropolitan Museum 
of Art as it is for us. Not that we expect to be a miniature 
Metropolitan; no museum can adequately cover every aspect 
of man's prodigious urge to decorate, delineate, or express. 
Sheer size and number of objects does not guarantee com- 
prehension. On the contrary, a single well-chosen example 
may often represent an entire style epoch. No unwritten law 
states that a museum must be large, but it must be pertinent. 

The present exhibition indicates quite clearly the vigorous 
growth of the collections during the last eight years, although 
only a small proportion of the works acquired during this 
period can be displayed and listed in the catalogue of the 
exhibition. The year 1961 marks an important watershed in 
the history of the Museum and is a most appropriate start- 
ing point: the bequest of Mr. and Mrs. George Otis Hamlin 
establishing a purchase fund for the exhibition and purchase 
of American pictorial art. The proceeds from this endow- 
ment have enabled the Museum to obtain significant works 
by American artists, beginning with Thomas Eakins's Por- 
trait of A. Bryan Wall, which came in 1962. Most recently 
a fine George Inness landscape, Montclair, N.J., was pur- 
chased with the fund. At the same time, Professor Hamlin 

left the Museum his collection of 19 paintings and more than 
180 prints and drawings by John Sloan, later enlarged by 
additional drawings and prints presented by Mrs. John Sloan. 
A notable addition to the Colonial and Federal portraits 
were two paintings by Gilbert Stuart given by Robert Win- 
throp, and one by Thomas Sully, presented by the late John 
H. Halford '07 and Mrs. Halford. Particularly significant is 
the Stuart portrait, Elizabeth Bowdoin, Lady Temple, which 
complements the portrait attributed to Samuel King in the 
collection since 1826. The earliest American portrait to enter 
the collection is that of the Reverend Thomas Smith as a 
Child painted about 1710, the gift of Professor Nathan Dane 
II '37. More recently a rare tempera portrait by Michael- 
Felice Corne of Sarah Prince, dated 1803, was given by 
George O. Cutter '27. 

Nineteenth-century American art has been an active field 
for collection, and the Museum has been fortunate in gifts 
and purchases in this area. Through the generosity of Doris 
Homer Cluney, the Museum was able to acquire a large 
collection of Winslow Homer memorabilia. A significant 
drawing by Homer of Prout's Neck was purchased through 
the Hamlin Fund, and an impression of the etching Eight 
Bells was given to the Museum by Charles S. Payson. With 
the help of the Hamlin Fund, we have acquired representa- 
tive landscapes by Thomas Doughty and Martin Johnson 
Heade, as well as the George Inness painting mentioned 
above. Several examples of the work of the Portland painter, 
Harrison B. Brown, were acquired, including two views of 
Portland Harbor. Among a number of gifts, Charles F. 
Adams '12 presented the Museum with the delightful Valley 
of the Catskills by John H. Carmiencke. Mrs. Anson K. 
Cross added several paintings by the Maine artist Anson K. 
Cross, and works by John Fredrick Kensett and D. D. 
Coombs were acquired. Nevertheless, during the same eight 


RigJxt: Window on the Street by John 
Sloan. Bequest of George Otis Ham- 
lin. Below: The Musician, artist un- 
known. Gift of John C. Pickard '22. 


The Prophet Habakkuk, attributed to Heinrich Yselin. Gift in memory 
of John W. Frost '04 by his friends. 

years, prices of 19th-century American landscape painting 
increased almost ten-fold. This means that it is presently 
impossible for the Museum to purchase significant works by 
Frederick Church and Thomas Cole, for example. This situ- 
ation is likely to get worse, not better, as works by these 
and other artists become scarcer. 

A number of 19th-century portrait and genre paintings also 
entered the collections during this period. A particularly 
fine painting by Eastman Johnson, Babes in the Woods, com- 
bining features of both kinds of paintings, was presented by 
the Honorable Percival P. Baxter '98. Among a number of 
interesting paintings acquired by purchase. Portrait of a 
Clerie by Joshua Johnston and Washington Allston in His 
Studio by David Claypool Johnston can be mentioned. 

Contemporary trends in American art are represented in 
the collection by a number of gifts from Walter K. Gutman 
'24. They include paintings, drawings, and collages by such 
distinguished artists as Arshile Gorky, Franz Kline, Philip 
Guston, George Segal, and Jack Tworkov. A large Andrew 
Wyeth watercolor, Bermuda, was given by Stephen Etnier. 
The Museum has also acquired drawings, sculpture, and 
prints by Leonard Baskin through gift and purchase. 

The Museum's representation in European art has grown 
significantly in scope and quality. The Samuel H. Kress 
Foundation's gift of 12 Italian Renaissance and Baroque 
paintings, including one recently shown to be an early work 
of Jacopo Pontormo, has made it possible to have on dis- 
play examples from a pivotal period in Western art. The 
Museum was indeed fortunate to be among the limited num- 
ber of college and university museums in the country which 
benefited from the generosity of the Kress Foundation. Re- 
cently, a large 17th-century Italian painting, The Musician, 
was added, the gift of John C. Pickard '22. The whole area 
of European painting is one which the Museum is entirely 
dependent on the generosity of donors, as purchase funds 
applicable to this field are small. A notable addition to the 
Museum's collection of representative 19th-century French 
paintings is a Corot landscape, The Pond, given by Mr. and 
Mrs. Halford, whose long-time support of the Museum can 
only be inadequately honored in this exhibition. 

In the acquisition of sculpture there has been much new 
interest. A Roman statue of a youth dating from the second 

century was presented by Professor Dane. The friends of 
John W. Frost '04 gave in his memory a fine late Gothic 
bust of the Prophet Habakkuk. A large and excellent collec- 
tion of Renaissance and Baroque medallions and plaquettes 
was acquired, the gift of Amanda, Marchesa Molinari of 
Alassio, Italy, while the Museum purchased representative 
examples of German Renaissance and Bohemian Baroque 
sculpture. Three 19th-century portrait busts entered the col- 
lection, one of which, perhaps a cast by Frederick Mac- 
Monnies, was donated by Paul J. Newman '09. An Indian 
bronze, Krishna as a Prince, came to the Museum as a gift 
of the Associates of the Bowdoin College Museum of Art. 

The decorative arts, such as ceramics and silver, were 
enriched by the bequest of Sylvia Ross who generously pro- 
vided a purchase fund for suitable objects. Additional fine 
examples of Chinese jade work and ceramic art were given 
to the Museum by Mrs. William Tudor Gardiner and Mrs. 
Davieson Powers. A considerable number of European and 
American drawings and prints, as well as examples of Euro- 
pean sculpture and decorative arts, were added to the col- 
lections by the bequest of Miss Susan Dwight Bliss. Near 
Eastern and Asian art has been strengthened by the purchase 
and donation of a number of Luristan bronzes, Persian and 
Mughal miniature painting and Persian ceramic ware. Other 
non-European cultures represented in recent acquisitions 
are those of Africa and Polynesia. A large, handsome cere- 
monial caldron from the K'ang Hsi period in China was giv- 
en by Karl R. Philbrick '23. Finally, the Museum has been 
fortunate in gifts of fine 18th-century furniture which com- 
plement the other collections. 

It is hoped that this brief recitation of the Museum's ac- 
quisitions in the past eight years indicates the promise of 
even more vital growth in the future. To secure this promise 
much active collecting still needs to be done in all areas. 
With the help of generous and perceptive donors now, as in 
the past, the Museum can find the ways necessary to meet 
its commitments to the campus and the community, to ex- 
hibit works of art of the highest quality, and preserve them 
for the next generation. Richard V. West 

(Curator of the Bowdoin Museum since the fall of 1967, Mr. 
West has prepared an illustrated catalogue of recent acquisi- 
tions. It may be purchased for $1.00.) 


Professor Brown (center) & Friends 


The list of honors is growing embar- 
rassingly — but deservedly — long. Dr. 
Herbert Ross Brown, Edward Little 
professor of rhetoric and oratory, 
senior member of the faculty, man- 
aging editor of the New England 
Quarterly, Litt. D. (Lafayette, Bow- 
doin), L.H.D. (Bucknell), LL.D. 
(Maine), and honorary member of 
the Classes of 1907, 1916 and 1929, 
received the Alumni Council's 1968 
Award for Faculty and Staff at the 
Alumni Day lunch on Oct. 19. 

The nearly 500 who attended the 
traditional lobster stew affair ap- 
plauded and cheered after Alumni 

Council President Dr. Leonard W. 
Cronkhite Jr. '41 cited Herbie as "a 
distinguished teacher and accom- 
plished author" widely known for 
his "wit, wisdom and well-turned 

An indefatigable speaker at alum- 
ni club meetings for more years than 
the average living alumnus has been 
out of college, Herbie easily ranks 
as one of the most beloved of all 
Bowdoin's faculty members, living or 

Even as the Alumni Council paid 
him honor it had to share the spot- 
light with two other equally grateful 

organizations. The Zeta Psi Frater- 
nity of North America announced 
in New York City that Professor 
Brown was being recognized as "one 
of Zeta Psi's Noteworthy Elders." 
The graduates of Bowdoin's Alumni 
College presented him with a gift as 
a token of their affection. 

In accepting the Council's award, 
which carries with it a special clock 
and a citation, Herbie said "it was 
great good fortune that brought me 
to Bowdoin College." Although he 
may have meant something else, 
everyone present knew it was Bow- 
doin's good fortune. 



Bowdoin's contribution to the alphabet soup, the Public Affairs Research Center has, in only two years, 
become a respected partner of Maine business and government. 

If an inquiring reporter were to wander 
across the campus asking random stu- 
dents and faculty members, "What does 
PARC mean to you?" chances are re- 
plies would range from, "Why do you 
think I've got a Coeducation in '69 
bumpersticker?" to, "I think it's one 
of those radical student groups around 
here." The cautious would reply, "Oh, 
you mean the Mall." 

Even after two-and-a-half years, the 
number of people on campus who can 
tell you that Bowdoin's contribution to 
the alphabet soup is an acronym for 
Public Affairs Research Center is small. 
According to Director Dana A. Little 
'46, there are more businessmen, public 
administrators, economists, and com- 
munity government officials who are 
familiar with the youthful center. These 
groups have felt the influence of PARC 
cither directly through contract agree- 
ments and consultations or indirectly 
through publications like Maine Busi- 
ness Indicators. 

The Public Affairs Research Center 
is the offspring of the former Bureau 
for Research in Municipal Government 
(founded in 1914) and the Center for 
Economic Research (1958). The Sep- 
tember 1966 merger resulted in a self- 
sustaining entity with the objective of 
providing "a broader expression of the 
College's service responsibilities to the 
community at large." The means to this 
generalized end are the processes of 
identification, preparation, and adminis- 
tration of research investigations deal- 
ing with economic conditions, commu- 
nity government, regional development, 
and public administration. Such re- 
search is pursued under contracts with 
government and business organizations 
as well as foundation grants. The Di- 
rector is assisted in these ambitious aims 
by two full-time professional staff mem- 

bers: Delmar A. Thibodeau, associate, 
and Carl E. Veazie, economist. 

Located on the first floor of Hubbard 
Hall, PARC's quarters include private 
offices, a conference area, and a bur- 
geoning library of 6,000 items and 168 
regularly-received periodicals. The few 
students who are cognizant of PARC's 
existence have explored this library in 
search of statistical material with which 
to pad profound honors papers. The li- 
brary also serves as a distribution center 
for servicing information requests from 
government officials, business firms, and 
private citizens. There continue to be 
requests for the monographs of the Bu- 
reau for Research in Municipal Govern- 
ment and for the reports of the Center 
for Economic Research. However, the 
most popular publications to date have 
been those published by the Center for 
Resource Studies (terminated in June 
1967) as a result of its October 1966 
symposium on the Maine Coast. 

The three-day symposium featured 
more than 20 speakers who were ex- 
perts in conservation and planning and 
attracted nation-wide interest. PARC 
has helped distribute 30,000 copies of 
Time of Decision and The Maine Coast: 
Prospects and Perspectives. (The most 
recent request came from an Atlanta 
group concerned with the preservation 
of the Georgia coast.) Fifteen hundred 
copies of Time of Decision and the ex- 
hibit catalogue, As Maine Goes, have 
been distributed by the Museum of Art, 
which also continues to circulate the ex- 
hibit throughout the State's public li- 
braries and high schools. The influence 
of the symposium promises to be long- 

Of the major contracts undertaken by 
PARC, one has currently been com- 
pleted for the Maine Employment Se- 
curity Commission. The contract re- 

quired an investigation of the problems 
related to the supply of a domestic labor 
force for the Maine woods industry. A 
peripheral result of that contract has 
been a request from the American Pulp- 
wood Association that Little serve as 
a guest speaker at the national organi- 
zation's annual meeting in New York. 
He has been asked to discuss "Stable 
Employment for Woods Workers." 

A second major contract with the 
State of Maine office of the Federal- 
State Coordinator involves the continu- 
ing preparation of a statement of eco- 
nomic goals for Maine, and a recom- 
mended program for public investment. 
In December 1967 PARC sponsored a 
seminar-conference for 100 state gov- 
ernment officials, business leaders, edu- 
cators, and legislators who reviewed a 
paper, "Alternative Patterns for Devel- 
opment," and discussed Maine's future 
overall development. 

A third major contract to determine 
the need of Maine's small business en- 
terprises for statistical information and 
to develop ways in which available in- 
formation can be employed satisfac- 
torily has been undertaken for the State 
Technical Services (U.S. Department 
of Commerce). Currently under con- 
sideration is the production of three 
television programs which would in- 
volve several small businessmen in panel 
discussions of how they achieved fi- 
nancial success, what economic infor- 
mation they used, and how they used 
it. Introductory material would be based 
on the replies made to PARC question- 
naires on the needs of the small entre- 

Other research activities undertaken 
by the Center include a small economic 
base review for the Greater Portland 
Regional Planning Commission, con- 
sultant services on the State's compre- 


hensive planning activity and with its 
Interdepartmental Task Force on Water 
and Related Land Resources, and de- 
velopment of recommendations to the 
Maine Coast Reserve program of the 
State Chapter of The Nature Conser- 
vancy. Initial contacts have been made 
with several regional planning commis- 
sions, most recently with the Andros- 
coggin Valley R. P. C. whose director 
"stops in" to exchange ideas with Little 
on an informal basis. Pending the avail- 
ability of College funds is the produc- 
tion of a film emphasizing the economic 
values of sound land use development. 
(An HEA Title I grant which will pro- 
vide two-thirds of the necessary funds 
has been approved.) Under a recently- 
settled contract, William D. Shipman, 
of the economics department, is work- 
ing out projections related to the DX 
application for the Bath Iron Works. 

A broadening scope of future activi- 
ties for PARC has been prophesied by 
Little. The unqualified success of the 
1966 Maine Coast symposium drama- 
tized the pressing need for sound envi- 
ronmental planning. However, the re- 
lationship between environment research 
and conservation promotion activities 
requires intensive investigation and ar- 

ticulation. Little has suggested that a 
central conservation services organiza- 
tion to provide informational materials 
might be developed. Another projected 
avenue of development has been pro- 
vided by the numerous federal and 
state social welfare and poverty pro- 
grams which have attracted the atten- 
tion of Bowdoin faculty and staff mem- 
bers. PARC might well be the clearing 
house for identification with such pro- 
grams. With this possibility in mind, 
Little has made initial contact with 
PINECAP Inc. (Concentrated Em- 
ployment Program in the Portland 
area). Although the Maine Business In- 
dicators, which contains economic anal- 
yses as well as the Maine Business In- 
dex, is already serving the business 
community, the PARC staff is interested 
in expanding its services to both the 
large and small entrepreneur. 

As their present and projected activi- 
ties suggest, the people behind the Pub- 
lic Affairs Research Center are ener- 
getically dedicated to the realization of 
their difficult goal. Little spends an 
appreciable share of his "free" time 
participating in activities that will com- 
plement the work of the Center. He is 
a member of the Board of Trustees of 

Little, Thibodeau & Veazie 
All for the common good. 

the Maine Chapter of The Nature Con- 
servancy, a director and executive com- 
mittee member of the Natural Re- 
sources Council of Maine, vice-chair- 
man of the Bath-Brunswick Regional 
Planning Commission, and a member 
of the Governor's Task Force on Muni- 
cipal Revenues. Both professional staff 
members serve on planning committees 
with business and government groups 
and act as unofficial consultants to stu- 
dents, faculty, or anyone who drops in 
at the Center with a question like "What 
is the current cost of living in Maine?" 
Thibodeau in October served as a coor- 
dinator of the Management Develop- 
ment Conference co-sponsored by the 
Small Business Administration and the 
Smaller Business Association of New 
England. In November the PARC staff 
participated in the program on "Use of 
Time-Sharing Computers in Community 
Government" sponsored by the Maine 
Chapter of the American Society for 
Public Administration and held at the 
Center. All of this is part of the Cen- 
ter's quiet campaign to influence people 
to use the services PARC has to offer. 

Also in the hope that PARC might 
become familiar to both the College 
and the community. Little has suggested 
that members of the area business pro- 
fessions be asked to serve on advisory 
boards in connection with specific con- 
tract projects. He stresses that the 
PARC library should be regarded as 
part of the College's total library re- 
sources. Closer integration and conse- 
quent greater use of the reference col- 
lection may be achieved, according to 
the Director, by eventual location of the 
PARC facility in the Hawthorne-Long- 
fellow library building after the admin- 
istration moves out. 

One or all of these measures may 
well entice the College and the com- 
munity to adopt the Public Affairs Re- 
search Center as part of the family. The 
orphan left by the Bureau for Research 
in Municipal Government and the Cen- 
ter for Economic Research isn't happy 
in its ivory tower. Like all research 
centers worthy of the name, PARC 
wants to participate in the common life 
and contribute to the common good. 



Only once in every five years does Bowdoin award its 
highest nonacademic honor, the Bowdoin Prize. Although 
it must go either to an alumnus or a member of the faculty 
at the time of the award, selection of the person who has 
made "the most distinctive contribution in any field of 
human endeavor" is made by the Presidents of Harvard 
and Yale and the Chief Justice of the Maine Supreme 
Judicial Court. Endowed as a memorial to William J. 
Curtis of the Class of 1875 by his family, the prize carried 
an award of $7,800 this year. 

Honored in October as the eighth recipient was Over- 
seer Austin H. (Spike) MacCormick '15, noted penolo- 
gist and expert on drug addiction. MacCormick got his 
start in "the prison business," as he calls it, in his senior 
year when he chose prison reform as the subject of his 
commencement address. Paul H. Douglas '13, later sena- 
tor from Illinois and a Bowdoin Prize recipient in 1938, 
heard the speech and hired MacCormick in the summer 
of 1915 to collect information on prison conditions for a 
book which he was planning to write. MacCormick got 
the information — and wide-spread publicity afterward — 
by getting admitted to the Maine State Prison at Thomas- 
ton as a "prisoner." Executive director of the Osborne 
Association Inc. since 1940, MacCormick has been in- 
strumental in seeking reform and reorganization of pris- 
ons throughout the nation, most recently in Arkansas. 




BOWDOIN PRIZE continued 

An expert's assessment 

"The term 'prison reform,' when I came into the field, had 
connotations of sickly sentimentality, coddling criminals, 
turning prisons into country clubs, and so on. This was 
partly because many of the early reformers were imprac- 
tical idealists, a little soft-headed as well as soft-hearted, 
and thought sweetness and light were all we needed to 
reform both prisons and prisoners. The hard-headed pub- 
lic, on the other hand, was almost totally ignorant of the 
bad conditions and practices existing in prisons: brutality, 
corruption, living conditions that were destructive of 
mind and body, the silent system, rigid regimentation and 
repression, endless hours in small, ill-ventilated cells, slow 
deterioration in idleness in northern prisons and slow 
death in the South's turpentine swamps and chain 


"[Today | there are very few very good prisons or sys- 
tems in the United States, and very few very bad ones. In 
between are a great many mediocre ones, where personnel 
are inadequate in numbers and quality, the legislature has 
pinchpenny policies, training and treatment programs are 
virtually nonexistent, and there is little opportunity or in- 
centive for prisoners to improve themselves. . . ." 


Visiting Lecturer Richard A. S. Arnell (Music) 

Quintet for brass ensemble. Southern Music Publishing Co. 

Inc., 1967. 

Music for Harp (1) flute, violin, viola, and harp; (2) violin, 

viola, cello, and harp. Southern Music Publishing Co. Inc., 


"A report as representative of the NMC of Great Britain," 

National Music Council Journal (1968). 

Assistant Professor Anthony L. Bascelli (Romance 


Review: Decouverte du poeme: Introduction a V explication 

de textes, by M. Dufau and E. d'Alelio, French Review 


Professor Philip C. Beam (Art) 

Winslow Homer at Prout's Neck. 3rd ed. Little Brown & 

Co., 1968. 

"Winslow Homer in Maine," Dirigo (1968). 

Reviews: The Art of Southeast Asia, by L. Frederic, tr. by 

A. Rosin, World in Books (1967); The Art Stealers, by M. 

Esterow, World in Books (1967); Pre-Romanesque Art, by 

L. Grodecki, World in Books (1967). 

Professor Herbert R. Brown (English) 

Managing Editor of New England Quarterly (1967-68). 

Professor Dan E. Christie (Mathematics) 

"Alternatives to Research," with J. H. Wells, American 
Mathematical Monthly (1967) and The Mathematics Teach- 
er (1967). 

Assistant Professor Herbert R. Coursen Jr. (English) 

"Bombs for Peace," Bowdoin Alumnus (1967). 
"Hunting Accident," Sage (1967). 

"In Deepest Consequence: Macbeth," Shakespeare Quar- 
terly (1967). 

"Teaching Composition Through Films," Idea Exchange 

"A Faculty Speaks," The Nation (1968). 
"How They Die in Vietnam," New Republic ( 1968). 
"Kurtz in Story ville," The Nation (1968). 
"A Time for Doubletalk," The Nation (1968). 
"Upward Bound: Who Is Teaching Whom?" College Board 
Review (1968). 

"Why Are We in Vietnam?" Vital Speeches (1968). 
"A Writing Program," New Directions in Teaching (1968). 
"You Haven't Been There," The Nation (1968). 

Professor Louis O. Coxe (English) 

"Rain," New York Times (1967). 

"On a Photograph of a Soldier," New Republic (1967). 

Professor John C. Donovan (Government) 
The Politics of Poverty. Pegasus, 1967. 

Assistant Professor A. Myrick Freeman III (Economics) 
"Income Distribution and Planning for Public Investment," 
American Economic Review (1967). 

"Six Federal Reclamation Projects and the Distribution of 
Income," Water Resources Research (1967). 

Professor Edward J. Geary (Romance Languages) 

Textbook Review Editor of French Review (1967-68). 
Review: L'Echelle: structures essentielles du frangais, by R. 
L. Politzer and others, French Review (1968). 







Professor Alfred O. Gross (Biology) 

"Erythristic Eggs of American Birds," Wilson Bulletin 


"Albinistic Eggs," Bird Banding (1968). 

"Mauritius and the Dodo," Florida Naturalist (1968). 

"Upside-Down Animal the Sloth," Florida Naturalist (1968). 

Associate Professor Roger Howell Jr. (History) 
Sir Philip Sidney: The Shepherd Knight. Hutchinson and 
Co. Ltd., London, 1968. 

"Graduate Education in American Colleges and Universities: 
A Select Bibliography," in The Development of Doctoral 
Programs by the Small Liberal Arts College. Bowdoin Col- 
lege, Brunswick, Maine, 1967. 

"Prescott's Visit to England, 1850," History Today (1967). 
Reviews: Als Belgien osterreichisch war, by H. Benedikt, 
Erasmus (1967); Conseil a la France desolee, by S. Cas- 
tellion, ibid.; Histoire politique et psychologie historique, by 
A. Dufour, ibid.; Jean de France, due de Berri de I'avene- 
ment de Charles VI a la mort de Philippe de Bourgogne, by 
F. Lehoux, ibid.; Jean de France, due de Berri de la Nais- 
sance de Jean de France a la mort de Charles V, by F. 


Lehonx, ibid.; J ean-Frangois Bion et sa relation des tour- 
men ts soufferts par les j or cats protestants, by P. Conlon, 
ibid.; King Stephen 1135-1154, by R. H. C. Davis, The 
Annals of the American Academy (1967). 

Associate Professor John L. Howland (Biology) 

Introduction to Cell Physiology: Information and Control. 
Macmillan, 1968. 

"Reversibility of Respiratory Chain Inhibition," Abstracts, 
Fourth Meeting, Federation of European Biochemical So- 
cieties, Oslo (1967). 

"Alterations in Cell Respiration Associated with Genetic 
Muscular Dystrophy in Mice," with A. B. Seymour. Journal 
of the Maine Medical Association ( 1968). 
"Oxidative Phosphorylation in Corynebacterium diph- 
theriae," with D. W. Kufe '66, Biochimica et Biophysica 
Acta (1968). 

"The Reversibility of Antimycin Inhibition," Biochimica et 
Biophysica Acta (1968). 

"Uptake of Dicumarol by Rat Liver Mitochondria," Bio- 
chemical Journal (1968). 

Associate Professor Arthur M. Hussey II (Geology) 

Chief Compiler, "Preliminary Geologic Map of Maine," 
Maine Geological Survey, 1967. 

Associate Professor Gerald Kamber (Romance Lan- 

Review: College French in the New Key, by S. Belasco and 
A. Valdman, French Review (1968). 

Professor Edward C. Kirkland (History) 

Industry Comes of Age: Business, Labor and Public 
Policy, 1860-1897. Quadrangle Books (paperback edition), 

Mr. Samuel A. Ladd Jr. (Career Counseling and Place- 

The History of the Lambda Chapter of the Zeta Psi 
Fraternity of North America, 1867-1967. The Brunswick 
Publishing Co., 1967. 

Associate Professor Daniel Levine (History) 

"Upward Bound: Who Is Teaching Whom?" College Board 
Review (1968). 

Professor Noel C. Little (Physics) 

Magnetohydrodynamics. D. Van Nostrand Co., Inc., 1967. 
Review: Physics for High School, by W. C. Kelley and 
T. D. Miner, Physics Teacher (1967). 

Professor James M. Moulton (Biology) 

"Asymmetry in the Mauthner Cells of the Goldfish Brain," 

with S. E. Barron, Copeia (1967). 

"Directional Hearing in Fishes," with R. H. Dixon '65, in 

Marine Bio-Acoustics, Vol. 2, ed. by W. N. Tavolga, Per- 

gamon Press, 1967. 

"On Collection of Alpheid Shrimp from Queensland," The 

North Queensland Naturalist (Cairns) (1967). 

"An Experiment in the Behavior of Intertidal Animals," 

The American Biology Teacher (1968). 

"Description of Results," in Cruise Report, Research Vessel 

"Anton Bruun," Cruises 18A and 18B. Special Report No. 

8, ed. by A. G. Humes. Marine Laboratory, Texas A. & M. 

University (1967). 

Rationale for Sequence of High School Science Courses: 
Argument for Change. Prepared for the American Associa- 
tion for the Advancement of Science Cooperative Commit- 
tee on the Teaching of Science and Mathematics. Mimeo- 
graphed for private distribution (1968). 

Assistant Professor Lawrence C. Perlmuter (Psychol- 

"Eyelid Conditioning at Low US Intensities and Eyeblink 
Threshold," with T. B. Leonard III, Psychonomic Science 

Professor Edward Pols (Philosophy) 

Whitehead's Metaphysics: A Critical Examination of 
Process and Reality. Southern Illinois University Press, 1967. 

Professor George H. Quinby (English) 

"The Theatre in Iran," in A History of the Theatre, edited by 
G. Freedley and J. A. Reeves. 3d rev. ed. Crown, 1968. 
Review: The Federal Theatre 1935-1959: Plays, Relief, and 
Politics, by J. D. Mathews, New England Quarterly (1968). 

Associate Professor John C. Rensenbrink (Government) 

"Development Assistance for Africa: Regionalism and Edu- 
cation," a report to the Agency for International Develop- 
ment, Bureau for Africa, U.S. Department of State, 1967. 
Review: "Education and Development Policies," a review of 
Education and Training in the Developing Countries: The 
Role of U.S. Foreign Aid, edited by W. Y. Elliott, Review 
of Politics, 1968. 

Assistant Professor Elliott S. Schwartz (Music) 

Co-editor of Contemporary Composers on Contemporary 

Music. Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1967. 

Essays for Trumpet & Trombone. Alexander Broude Inc., 


Texture, for chamber orchestra. Alexander Broude Inc., 


Romance, for bassoon and piano. General Music Publishing 

Co. and Novello & Co. Ltd., London, 1968. 

Sonata for Solo Oboe. General Music Publishing Co. and 

Novello & Co. Ltd., London, 1968. 

"Current Chronicle: London," Musical Quarterly (1968). 

Assistant Professor John E. Sheats (Chemistry) 
"End of an Era," Bowdoin Alumnus (1967). 

Assistant Professor Frederick N. Springsteel (Math- 

Ph.D. Dissertation for the University of Washington: "Con- 
text-Free Languages and Marking Automata." 1967. 

Mr. Daniel K. Stuckey (Physical Education) 

A group of Latin College Entrance Examinations. College 
Entrance Examination Board, 1967-68. 

Assistant Professor Clifford R. Thompson Jr. (Ro- 
mance Languages) 

Review: Los cuentos de Clarin: Proyeccion de una vida, by 
L. de los Rios, Romanische Forschungen (1967). 

Mr. Richard V. West (Museum of Art) 
"The Sculptures of Duchamp-Villon and Laurens," Gallery 
Notes (Albright Knox Art Gallery) (1967). 
"George Grosz: Figure for Yvan Goll's Methusalem," Bul- 
letin of the Cleveland Museum of Art (1968). 



At the age of 21 years, two months and 12 days, a Bowdoin senior upset a veteran Democrat to become the 
first GOP legislator elected from Madison, Me., in 22 years. 

"I didn't really think I could make it 
but I'm glad I did." 

That was the happy reaction of Neal 
C. Corson '69 when he learned that he 
had been elected to the Maine House of 
Representatives at the age of 21 years, 
two months, and 12 days. 

Corson, who is from Madison, will 
take his seat in the House in January. 
Not only is he one of the youngest state 
legislators in the nation but he is also 
the first Republican elected to represent 
the district since 1946. He plans to 
finish the current semester, take the 
following semester off in order to devote 
full time to his legislative duties, and 
return to Bowdoin to complete his de- 
gree requirements next fall. 

The youthful lawmaker gives most of 
the credit for his political success to a 
fellow student who served as his cam- 
paign-manager — Cole C. Bellamy '69 of 
Mansfield, Mass. They met and became 
friends when both were serving as of- 
ficers of the Bowdoin Young Republican 

"We were taking a government course 
together when I first thought about run- 
ning for public office," says Corson. "I 
wrote a brief note and passed it to Cole, 
asking him whether he would be willing 
to manage my campaign." 

Bellamy says he scrawled the single 
word "yes" on the note, returned it to 
Corson, and the campaign was on. 

Corson first had to survive a tough 
Maine primary last June. He did not 
attack his Republican primary oppo- 
nent, but concentrated his fire on the 
Democrats instead. His tactics worked 
and he won the GOP nomination in a 
district that includes his home town and 
the small neighboring communities of 
Cornville, Mercer, Norridgewock, and 
Smithfield in southern Somerset County. 

The November election campaign was 
a stiff one. Corson was challenging a 
veteran Democratic politician, Joseph 
A. Belanger of Madison. At 73 Belan- 
ger was more than three times Corson's 

"We were a little worried about the 

age factor," says Bellamy, "and we had 
to be especially careful not to do or say 
anything that would make the voters 
think Neal was not mature enough for 
the important post he was seeking. 
Things that another candidate might do 
for a lark or for publicity we had to 
think over very carefully." 

"In a way, though," says Corson, "my 
age might have worked for me. Many 
voters apparently felt it was time to give 
the job to a younger man." 

He and his campaign manager took a 
few weeks off from their classes and 
pounded away at one issue — close con- 
sultation with the voters. "Time and 
again, I told the voters that I would re- 
turn to the district and meet with them 
at regular intervals in order to hear 
their views and learn what was on their 
minds," Corson said. 

"Our campaign was mostly door-to- 
door," says Bellamy. "We passed out a 

few letters and we stood outside mills to 
meet the voters. We tried to convince 
them that Neal was the man for the 

The election results: Corson 1,481 
and his Democratic opponent 1,298. 
Corson carried four of the five towns 
and lost Madison by only ten votes. 

Only 21 on August 24, Corson is an 
award-winning cadet first lieutenant in 
the ROTC, chairman of the College Re- 
publicans of Maine, and a member of 
Alpha Rho Upsilon. Last year he won 
an Army ROTC scholarship. He en- 
tered Bowdoin with a Maine scholar- 
ship, and he was the first sophomore 
ever elected president of his fraternity. 
His parents are Mr. and Mrs. Anson G. 

Bellamy is a member of Sigma Nu 
and chairman of the Bowdoin Young 
Republicans. He is the son of Mr. and 
Mrs. William Bellamy. 

Corson & Bellamy 
// was time for a change. 


A Special Report 


Plain Fact Is . . 

... our colleges and 
universities "are facing 
what might easily 
become a crisis" 

1 M UR colleges and universities, over the last 20 years, have 
V^^ experienced an expansion that is without precedent — in build- 
ings and in budgets, in students and in professors, in reputation 
and in rewards — in power and pride and in deserved prestige. As 
we try to tell our countrymen that we are faced with imminent 
bankruptcy, we confront the painful fact that in the eyes of the 
American people — and I think also in the eyes of disinterested 
observers abroad — we are a triumphant success. The observers 
seem to believe — and I believe myself — that the American cam- 
pus ranks with the American corporation among the handful of 
first-class contributions which our civilization has made to the 
annals of human institutions. We come before the country to 
plead financial emergency at a time when our public standing 
has never been higher. It is at the least an unhappy accident of 


— McGeorge Bundy 

President. The Ford Foundation 

A Special Report 

A state-supported university in the Midwest makes 
/% a sad announcement: With more well-qualified 
/ — % applicants for its freshman class than ever be- 
A _^^fore, the university must tighten its entrance 
requirements. Qualified though the kids are, the univer- 
sity must turn many of them away. 

► A private college in New England raises its tuition 
fee for the seventh time since World War II. In doing 
so, it admits ruefully: "Many of the best high-school 
graduates can't afford to come here, any more." 

► A state college network in the West, long regarded 
as one of the nation's finest, cannot offer its students 
the usual range of instruction this year. Despite inten- 
sive recruiting, more than 1,000 openings on the faculty 
were unfilled at the start of the academic year. 

► A church-related college in the South, whose de- 
nomination's leaders believe in strict separation of church 
and state, severs its church ties in order to seek money 
from the government. The college must have such money, 
say its administrators — or it will die. 

Outwardly, America's colleges and universities ap- 
pear more affluent than at any time in the past. In the 
aggregate they have more money, more students, more 
buildings, better-paid faculties, than ever before in their 

Yet many are on the edge of deep trouble. 

"The plain fact," in the words of the president of 
Columbia University, "is that we are facing what might 
easily become a crisis in the financing of American higher 
education, and the sooner we know about it, the better 
off we will be." 

The trouble is not limited to a few institutions. 
Nor does it affect only one or two types of 
institution. Large universities, small colleges; 
state-supported and privately supported: the 
problem faces them all. 

Before preparing this report, the editors asked more 
than 500 college and university presidents to tell us — 
off the record, if they preferred— just how they viewed 
the future of their institutions. With rare exceptions, the 
presidents agreed on this assessment: That the money is 
not now in sight to meet the rising costs of higher educa- 
tion . . . to serve the growing numbers of bright, qualified 
students . . . and to pay for the myriad activities that Amer- 
icans now demand of their colleges and universities. 
Important programs and necessary new buildings are 


ll of us are hard-put to see where we are going 
to get the funds to meet the educational demands 
of the coming decade. 

— A university president 

being deferred for lack of money, the presidents said. 
Many admitted to budget-tightening measures reminis- 
cent of those taken in days of the Great Depression. 

Is this new? Haven't the colleges and universities al- 
ways needed money? Is there something different about 
the situation today? 

The answer is "Yes" — to all three questions. 

The president of a large state university gave us this 
view of the over-all situation, at both the publicly and 
the privately supported institutions of higher education: 

"A good many institutions of higher learning are 
operating at a deficit," he said. "First, the private col- 
leges and universities: they are eating into their endow- 
ments in order to meet their expenses. Second, the public 
institutions. It is not legal to spend beyond our means, 
but here we have another kind of deficit: a deficit in 
quality, which will be extremely difficult to remedy even 
when adequate funding becomes available." 

Other presidents' comments were equally revealing: 

► From a university in the Ivy League: "Independent 
national universities face an uncertain future which 
threatens to blunt their thrust, curb their leadership, and 
jeopardize their independence. Every one that I know 
about is facing a deficit in its operating budget, this 
year or next. And all of us are hard-put to see where we 
are going to get the funds to meet the educational de- 
mands of the coming decade." 

► From a municipal college in the Midwest: "The best 
word to describe our situation is 'desperate.' We are 
operating at a deficit of about 20 per cent of our total 

► From a private liberal arts college in Missouri: "Only 
by increasing our tuition charges are we keeping our 
heads above water. Expenditures are galloping to such 
a degree that I don't know how we will make out in the 

► From a church-related university on the West Coast: 
"We face very serious problems. Even though our tuition 
is below-average, we have already priced ourselves out of 
part of our market. We have gone deeply into debt for 
dormitories. Our church support is declining. At times, 
the outlook is grim." 

► From a state university in the Big Ten: "The bud- 
get for our operations must be considered tight. It is 
less than we need to meet the demands upon the univer- 
sity for teaching, research, and public service." 

► From a small liberal arts college in Ohio: "We are 

on a hand-to-mouth, 'kitchen' economy. Our ten-year 
projections indicate that we can maintain our quality 
only by doubling in size." 

► From a small college in the Northeast: "For the 
first time in its 150-year history, our college has a planned 
deficit. We are holding our heads above water at the 
moment — but, in terms of quality education, this can- 
not long continue without additional means of support." 

► From a state college in California: "We are not 
permitted to operate at a deficit. The funding of our bud- 
get at a level considerably below that proposed by the 
trustees has made it difficult for us to recruit staff mem- 
bers and has forced us to defer very-much-needed im- 
provements in our existing activities." 

► From a women's college in the South: "For the 
coming year, our budget is the tightest we have had in 
my fifteen years as president." 

What's gone wrong? 
Talk of the sort quoted above may 
seem strange, as one looks at the un- 
paralleled growth of America's colleges 
and universities during the past decade: 

► Hardly a campus in the land does not have a brand- 
new building or one under construction. Colleges and 
universities are spending more than $2 billion a year for 
capital expansion. 

► Faculty salaries have nearly doubled in the past 
decade. (But in some regions they are still woefully low.) 

► Private, voluntary support to colleges and univer- 
sities has more than tripled since 1958. Higher educa- 
tion's share of the philanthropic dollar has risen from 
1 1 per cent to 17 per cent. 

► State tax funds appropriated for higher education 
have increased 44 per cent in just two years, to a 1967-68 
total of nearly $4.4 billion. This is 214 per cent more than 
the sum appropriated eight years ago. 

► Endowment funds have more than doubled over 
the past decade. They're now estimated to be about $12 
billion, at market value. 

► Federal funds going to institutions of higher educa- 
tion have more than doubled in four years. 

► More than 300 new colleges and universities have 
been founded since 1945. 

► All in all, the total expenditure this year for U.S. 
higher education is some $18 billion — more than three 
times as much as in 1955. 

ft 4. f 

Moreover, America's colleges and universities have 
absorbed the tidal wave of students that was supposed to 
have swamped them by now. They have managed to ful- 
fill their teaching and research functions and to under- 
take a variety of new public-service programs — despite 
the ominous predictions of faculty shortages heard ten 
or fifteen years ago. Says one foundation official: 

"The system is bigger, stronger, and more productive 
than it has ever been, than any system of higher educa- 
tion in the world." 

Why, then, the growing concern? 

Re-examine the progress of the past ten years, and 
this fact becomes apparent: The progress was great — 
but it did not deal with the basic flaws in higher educa- 
tion's financial situation. Rather, it made the whole en- 
terprise bigger, more sophisticated, and more expensive. 

Voluntary contributions grew — but the complexity and 
costliness of the nation's colleges and universities grew 

Endowment funds grew — but the need for the income 
from them grew faster. 

State appropriations grew — but the need grew faster. 

Faculty salaries were rising. New courses were needed, 
due to the unprecedented "knowledge explosion." More 
costly apparatus was required, as scientific progress grew 
more complex. Enrollments burgeoned — and students 
stayed on for more advanced (and more expensive) train- 
ing at higher levels. 

And, for most of the nation's 2,300 colleges and uni- 
versities, an old problem remained — and was intensified, 
as the costs of education rose: gifts, endowment, and 
government funds continued to go, disproportionately, 
to a relative handful of institutions. Some 36 per cent of 
all voluntary contributions, for example, went to just 55 
major universities. Some 90 per cent of all endowment 
funds were owned by fewer than 5 per cent of the insti- 
tutions. In 1966, the most recent year reported, some 70 
per cent of the federal government's funds for higher 
education went to 100 institutions. 

McGeorge Bundy, the president of the Ford Founda- 
tion, puts it this way: 

"Great gains have been made; the academic profession 
has reached a wholly new level of economic strength, 
and the instruments of excellence— the libraries and 

Drawings by Peter Hoove n 

must share in the cost of the research by contributing, in 
some fashion, a percentage of the total amount of the 

University presidents have insisted for many years 
that the government should pay the full cost of the re- 
search it sponsors. Under the present system of cost- 
sharing, they point out, it actually costs their institutions 
money to conduct federally sponsored research. This has 
been one of the most controversial issues in the partner- 
ship between higher education and the federal govern- 
ment, and it continues to be so. 

In commercial terms, then, colleges and universities 
sell their products at a loss. If they are to avoid going 
bankrupt, they must make up — from other sources — the 
difference between the income they receive for their ser- 
vices and the money they spend to provide them. 

With costs spiraling upward, that task becomes ever 
more formidable. 

Here are some of the harsh facts: Operating ex- 
penditures for higher education more than 
tripled during the past decade — from about $4 
billion in 1956 to $12.7 billion last year. By 
1970, if government projections are correct, colleges and 
universities will be spending over $18 billion for their 
current operations, plus another $2 billion or $3 billion 
for capital expansion. 

Why such steep increases in expenditures? There are 
several reasons: 

► Student enrollment is now close to 7 million — 
twice what it was in 1960. 

► The rapid accumulation of new knowledge and a 
resulting trend toward specialization have led to a broad- 
ening of the curricula, a sharp increase in graduate study, 
a need for sophisticated new equipment, and increased 
library acquisitions. All are very costly. 

► An unprecedented growth in faculty salaries — long 
overdue — has raised instructional costs at most institu- 
tions. (Faculty salaries account for roughly half of the 
educational expenses of the average institution of higher 

► About 20 per cent of the financial "growth" during 
the past decade is accounted for by inflation. 

Not only has the over-all cost of higher education in- 
creased markedly, but the cost per student has risen 
steadily, despite increases in enrollment which might, in 
any other "industry," be expected to lower the unit cost. 

Colleges and universities apparently have not im- 
proved their productivity at the same pace as the econ- 
omy generally. A recent study of the financial trends in 
three private universities illustrates this. Between 1905 
and 1966, the educational cost per student at the three 
universities, viewed compositely, increased 20-fold, 
against an economy-wide increase of three- to four-fold. 
In each of the three periods of peace, direct costs per 
student increased about 8 per cent, against a 2 per cent 
annual increase in the economy-wide index. 

Some observers conclude from this that higher educa- 
tion must be made more efficient — that ways must be 
found to educate more students with fewer faculty and 
staff members. Some institutions have moved in this 
direction by adopting a year-round calendar of opera- 
tions, permitting them to make maximum use of the 
faculty and physical plant. Instructional devices, pro- 
grammed learning, closed-circuit television, and other 
technological systems are being employed to increase 
productivity and to gain economies through larger 

The problem, however, is to increase efficiency with- 
out jeopardizing the special character of higher educa- 
tion. Scholars are quick to point out that management 
techniques and business practices cannot be applied 
easily to colleges and universities. They observe, for 
example, that on strict cost-accounting principles, a col- 
lege could not justify its library. A physics professor, 
complaining about large classes, remarks: "When you 
get a hundred kids in a classroom, that's not education; 
that's show business." 

The college and university presidents whom we sur- 
veyed in the preparation of this report generally believe 
their institutions are making every dollar work. There is 
room for improvement, they acknowledge. But few feel 
the financial problems of higher education can be signifi- 
cantly reduced through more efficient management. 

One thing seems fairly certain: The costs of 
i higher education will continue to rise. To 
' meet their projected expenses, colleges and 
universities will need to increase their annual 
operating income by more than $4 billion during the 
four-year period between 1966 and 1970. They must find 
another $8 billion or $10 billion for capital outlays. 
Consider what this might mean for a typical private 

university. A recent report presented this hypothetical 
case, based on actual projections of university expendi- 
tures and income: 

The institution's budget is now in balance. Its educa- 
tional and general expenditures total $24.5 million a 

Assume that the university's expenditures per student 
will continue to grow at the rate of the past ten years — 
7.5 per cent annually. Assume, too, that the university's 
enrollment will continue to grow at its rate of the past 
ten years — 3.4 per cent annually. Ten years hence, the 
institution's educational and general expenses would total 
$70.7 million. 

At best, continues the analysis, tuition payments in 
the next ten years will grow at a rate of 6 per cent a year; 
at worst, at a rate of 4 per cent — compared with 9 per 
cent over the past ten years. Endowment income will 
grow at a rate of 3.5 to 5 per cent, compared with 7.7 per 
cent over the past decade. Gifts and grants will grow at 
a rate of 4.5 to 6 per cent, compared with 6.5 per cent 
over the past decade. 

"If the income from private sources grew at the higher 
rates projected," says the analysis, "it would increase 
from $24.5 million to $50.9 million — leaving a deficit of 
$19.8 million, ten years hence. If its income from private 
sources grew at the lower rates projected, it would have 
increased to only $43 million — leaving a shortage of 
$27.8 million, ten years hence." 

In publicly supported colleges and universities, the 
outlook is no brighter, although the gloom is of a differ- 
ent variety. Says the report of a study by two professors 
at the University of Wisconsin: 

"Public institutions of higher education in the United 
States are now operating at a quality deficit of more than 
a billion dollars a year. In addition, despite heavy con- 
struction schedules, they have accumulated a major capi- 
tal lag." 

The deficit cited by the Wisconsin professors is a com- 
putation of the cost of bringing the public institutions' 
expenditures per student to a level comparable with that 
at the private institutions. With the enrollment growth 
expected by 1975, the professors calculate, the "quality 
deficit" in public higher education will reach $2.5 billion. 

The problem is caused, in large part, by the tremendous 
enrollment increases in public colleges and universities. 
The institutions' resources, says the Wisconsin study, 
"may not prove equal to the task." 

Moreover, there are indications that public institutions 
may be nearing the limit of expansion, unless they receive 
a massive infusion of new funds. One of every seven pub- 
lic universities rejected qualified applicants from their 
own states last fall; two of every seven rejected qualified 
applicants from other states. One of every ten raised ad- 
missions standards for in-state students; one in six raised 
standards for out-of-state students. 

Will the funds be found to meet the pro- 
jected cost increases of higher education? 
Colleges and universities have tradi- 
tionally received their operating income 
from three sources :from the students, in the form of tui- 
tion and fees; from the state, in the form of legislative 
appropriations; and from individuals, foundations, and 
corporations, in the form of gifts. (Money from the federal 
government for operating expenses is still more of a hope 
than a reality.) 

Can these traditional sources of funds continue to 
meet the need? The question is much on the minds of the 
nation's college and university presidents. 

► Tuition and fees: They have been rising — and are 
likely to rise more. A number of private "prestige" in- 
stitutions have passed the $2,000 mark. Public institutions 
are under mounting pressure to raise tuition and fees, 
and their student charges have been rising at a faster rate 
than those in private institutions. 

The problem of student charges is one of the most 
controversial issues in higher education today. Some feel 
that the student, as the direct beneficiary of an education, 
should pay most or all of its real costs. Others disagree 
emphatically: since society as a whole is the ultimate 
beneficiary, they argue, every student should have the 
right to an education, whether he can afford it or not. 

The leaders of publicly supported colleges and univer- 
sities are almost unanimous on this point: that higher 
tuitions and fees will erode the premise of equal oppor- 



uition: We are reaching a point of diminishing 
returns. — A college president 

It's like buying a second home. 

-A parent 

tunity on which public higher education is based. They 
would like to see the present trend reversed — toward free, 
or at least lower-cost, higher education. 

Leaders of private institutions find the rising tuitions 
equally disturbing. Heavily dependent upon the income 
they receive from students, many such institutions find 
that raising their tuition is inescapable, as costs rise. 
Scores of presidents surveyed for this report, however, 
said that mounting tuition costs are "pricing us out of 
the market." Said one: "As our tuition rises beyond the 
reach of a larger and larger segment of the college-age 
population, we find it more and more difficult to attract 
our quota of students. We are reaching a point of dimin- 
ishing returns." 

Parents and students also are worried. Said one father 
who has been financing a college education for three 
daughters: "It's like buying a second home." 

Stanford Professor Roger A. Freeman says it isn't 
really that bad. In his book, Crisis in College Finance?, 
he points out that when tuition increases have been ad- 
justed to the shrinking value of the dollar or are related 
to rising levels of income, the cost to the student actually 
declined between 1941 and 1961. But this is small consola- 
tion to a man with an annual salary of $15,000 and three 
daughters in college. 

Colleges and universities will be under increasing pres- 
sure to raise their rates still higher, but if they do, they 
will run the risk of pricing themselves beyond the means 
of more and more students. Indeed, the evidence is strong 
that resistance to high tuition is growing, even in rela- 
tively well-to-do families. The College Scholarship Ser- 
vice, an arm of the College Entrance Examination Board, 
reported recently that some middle- and upper-income 
parents have been "substituting relatively low-cost insti- 
tutions" because of the rising prices at some of the na- 
tion's colleges and universities. 

The presidents of such institutions have nightmares 
over such trends. One of them, the head of a private 
college in Minnesota, told us: 

"We are so dependent upon tuition for approximately 
50 per cent of our operating expenses that if 40 fewer 
students come in September than we expect, we could 
have a budgetary deficit this year of $50,000 or more." 

► State appropriations: The 50 states have appropri- 
ated nearly $4.4 billion for their colleges and universities 
this year — a figure that includes neither the $l-$2 billion 
spent by public institutions for capital expansion, nor 
the appropriations of local governments, which account 

for about 10 per cent of all public appropriations for the 
operating expenses of higher education. 

The record set by the states is remarkable — one that 
many observers would have declared impossible, as re- 
cently as eight years ago. In those eight years, the states 
have increased their appropriations for higher education 
by an incredible 214 per cent. 

Can the states sustain this growth in their support of 
higher education? Will they be willing to do so? 

The more pessimistic observers believe that the states 
can't and won't, without a drastic overhaul in the tax 
structures on which state financing is based. The most 
productive tax sources, such observers say, have been 
pre-empted by the federal government. They also believe 
that more and more state funds will be used, in the fu- 
ture, to meet increasing demands for other services. 

Optimists, on the other hand, are convinced the states 
are far from reaching the upper limits of their ability to 
raise revenue. Tax reforms, they say, will enable states 
to increase their annual budgets sufficiently to meet higher 
education's needs. 

The debate is theoretical. As a staff report to the Ad- 
visory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations con- 
cluded: "The appraisal of a state's fiscal capacity is a 
political decision [that] it alone can make. It is not a 
researchable problem." 

Ultimately, in short, the decision rests with the tax- 

► Voluntary private gifts: Gifts are vital to higher 

In private colleges and universities, they are part of the 
lifeblood. Such institutions commonly budget a deficit, 
and then pray that it will be met by private gifts. 

In public institutions, private gifts supplement state 
appropriations. They provide what is often called "a 
margin for excellence." Many public institutions use such 
funds to raise faculty salaries above the levels paid for by 
the state, and are thus able to compete for top scholars. 
A number of institutions depend upon private gifts for 
student facilities that the state does not provide. 

Will private giving grow fast enough to meet the grow- 
ing need? As with state appropriations, opinions vary. 

John J. Schwartz, executive director of the American 
Association of Fund-Raising Counsel, feels there is a 
great untapped reservoir. At present, for example, only 
one out of every four alumni and alumnae contributes to 
higher education. And, while American business corpora- 
tions gave an estimated $300 million to education 



in 1965-66, this was only about 0.37 per cent of their net 
income before taxes. On the average, companies contrib- 
ute only about 1.10 per cent of net income before taxes 
to all causes — well below the 5 per cent allowed by the 
Federal government. Certainly there is room for expan- 

(Colleges and universities are working overtime to tap 
this reservoir. Mr. Schwartz's association alone lists 117 
colleges and universities that are now campaigning to 
raise a combined total of $4 billion.) 

But others are not so certain that expansion in private 
giving will indeed take place. The 46th annual survey by 
the John Price Jones Company, a firm of fund-raising 
counselors, sampled 50 colleges and universities and found 
a decline in voluntary giving of 8.7 per cent in 12 months. 
The Council for Financial Aid to Education and the 
American Alumni Council calculate that voluntary sup- 
port for higher education in 1965-66 declined by some 
1.2 per cent in the same period. 

Refining these figures gives them more meaning. The 
major private universities, for example, received about 
36 per cent of the $1.2 billion given to higher education 
— a decrease from the previous year. Private liberal arts 
colleges also fell behind: coeducational colleges dropped 
10 per cent, men's colleges dropped 16.2 per cent, and 
women's colleges dropped 12.6 percent. State institutions, 
on the other hand, increased their private support by 
23.8 per cent. 

The record of some cohesive groups of colleges and 
universities is also revealing. Voluntary support of eight 
Ivy League institutions declined 27.8 per cent, for a total 
loss of $61 million. The Seven College Conference, a 
group of women's colleges, reported a drop of 41 per cent. 
The Associated Colleges of the Midwest dropped about 

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n the question of federal aid, everybody seems 
to be running to the same side of the boat. 

— A college president 

5.5 per cent. The Council of Southern Universities de- 
clined 6.2 per cent. Fifty-five major private universities 
received 7.7 per cent less from gifts. 

Four groups gained. The state universities and colleges 
received 20.5 per cent more in private gifts in 1965-66 
than in the previous year. Fourteen technological insti- 
tutions gained 10.8 per cent. Members of the Great Lakes 
College Association gained 5.6 per cent. And Western 
Conference universities, plus the University of Chicago, 
gained 34.5 per cent. (Within each such group, of course, 
individual colleges may have gained or lost differently 
from the group as a whole.) 

The biggest drop in voluntary contributions came in 
foundation grants. Although this may have been due, in 
part, to the fact that there had been some unusually large 
grants the previous year, it may also have been a fore- 
taste of things to come. Many of those who observe 
foundations closely think such grants will be harder and 
harder for colleges and universities to come by, in years 
to come. 

Fearing that the traditional sources of revenue may 
not yield the necessary funds, college and uni- 
versity presidents are looking more and more to 
Washington for the solution to their financial 

The president of a large state university in the South, 
whose views are typical of many, told us: "Increased fed- 
eral support is essential to the fiscal stability of the col- 
leges and universities of the land. And such aid is a proper 
federal expenditure." 

Most of his colleagues agreed — some reluctantly. Said 
the president of a college in Iowa: "I don't like it . . . but 
it may be inevitable." Another remarked: "On the ques- 

tion of federal aid, everybody seems to be running to the 
same side of the boat." 

More federal aid is almost certain to come. The ques- 
tion is, When? And in what form? 

Realism compels this answer: In the near future, the 
federal government is unlikely to provide substantial 
support for the operating expenses of the country's col- 
leges and universities. 

The war in Vietnam is one reason. Painful effects of 
war-prompted economies have already been felt on the 
campuses. The effective federal funding of research per 
faculty member is declining. Construction grants are be- 
coming scarcer. Fellowship programs either have been 
reduced or have merely held the line. 

Indeed, the changes in the flow of federal money to the 
campuses may be the major event that has brought higher 
education's financial problems to their present head. 

Would things be different in a peacetime economy? 
Many college and university administrators think so. 
They already are planning for the day when the Vietnam 
war ends and when, the thinking goes, huge sums of fed- 
eral money will be available for higher education. It is no 
secret that some government officials are operating on 
the same assumption and are designing new programs of 
support for higher education, to be put into effect when 
the war ends. 

Others are not so certain the postwar money flow is 
that inevitable. One Of the doubters is Clark Kerr, former 
president of the University of California and a man with 
considerable first-hand knowledge of the relationship be- 
tween higher education and the federal government. Mr. 
Kerr is inclined to believe that the colleges and universi- 
ties will have to fight for their place on a national priority 
list that will be crammed with a number of other pressing 


olleges and universities are tough. They have 
survived countless cataclysms and crises, and one 
way or another they will endure. 

— A college president 

problems: air and water pollution, civil rights, and the 
plight of the nation's cities, to name but a few. 

One thing seems clear: The pattern of federal aid must 
change dramatically, if it is to help solve the financial 
problems of U.S. higher education. Directly or indirectly, 
more federal dollars must be applied to meeting the in- 
creasing costs of operating the colleges and universities, 
even as the government continues its support of students, 
of building programs, and of research. 

In searching for a way out of their financial difficul- 
ties, colleges and universities face the hazard that their 
individual interests may conflict. Some form of com- 
petition (since the institutions are many and the 
sources of dollars few) is inevitable and healthy. But one 
form of competition is potentially dangerous and de- 
structive and, in the view of impartial supporters of all 
institutions of higher education, must be avoided at all 

This is a conflict between private and public colleges 
and universities. 

In simpler times, there was little cause for friction. 
Public institutions received their funds from the states. 
Private institutions received their funds from private 

No longer. All along the line, and with increasing fre- 
quency, both types of institution are seeking both public 
and private support — often from the same sources: 

► The state treasuries: More and more private insti- 
tutions are suggesting that some form of state aid is not 
only necessary but appropriate. A number of states have 
already enacted programs of aid to students attending 
private institutions. Some 40 per cent of the state ap- 
propriation for higher education in Pennsylvania now 
goes to private institutions. 

► The private philanthropists: More and more public 
institutions are seeking gifts from individuals, founda- 
tions, and corporations, to supplement the funds they 
receive from the state. As noted earlier in this report, 
their efforts are meeting with growing success. 

► The federal government: Both public and private 
colleges and universities receive funds from Washington. 
But the different types of institution sometimes disagree 
on the fundamentals of distributing it. 

Should the government help pay the operating costs of 
colleges and universities by making grants directly to the 
institutions — perhaps through a formula based on enroll- 

ments? The heads of many public institutions are inclined 
to think so. The heads of many low-enrollment, high- 
tuition private institutions, by contrast, tend to favor pro- 
grams that operate indirectly — perhaps by giving enough 
money to the students themselves, to enable them to pay 
for an education at whatever institutions they might 

Similarly, the strongest opposition to long-term, fed- 
erally underwritten student-loan plans — some envisioning 
a payback period extending over most of one's lifetime — 
comes from public institutions, while some private-college 
and university leaders find, in such plans, a hope that 
their institutions might be able to charge "full-cost" tui- 
tion rates without barring students whose families can't 
afford to pay. 

In such frictional situations, involving not only billions 
of dollars but also some very deep-seated convictions 
about the country's educational philosophy, the chances 
that destructive conflicts might develop are obviously 
great. If such conflicts were to grow, they could only sap 
the energies of all who engage in them. 

IF there is indeed a crisis building in American higher 
education, it is not solely a problem of meeting the 
minimum needs of our colleges and universities in 
the years ahead. Nor, for most, is it a question of 
survive or perish; "colleges and universities are tough," 
as one president put it; "they have survived countless 
cataclysms and crises, and one way or another they will 

The real crisis will be finding the means of providing 
the quality, the innovation, the pioneering that the nation' 
needs, if its system of higher education is to meet the 
demands of the morrow. 

Not only must America's colleges and universities 
serve millions more students in the years ahead; they 
must also equip these young people to live in a world that 
is changing with incredible swiftness and complexity. At 
the same time, they must carry on the basic research on 
which the nation's scientific and technological advance- 
ment rests. And they must be ever-ready to help meet the 
immediate and long-range needs of society ; ever-responsive 
to society's demands. 
At present, the questions outnumber the answers. 
► How can the United States make sure that its col- 
leges and universities not only will accomplish the mini- 
mum task but will, in the words of one corporate leader, 


othing is more important than the critical and 
knowledgeable interest of our alumni. It cannot 
possibly be measured in merely financial terms. 

— A university president 

provide "an educational system adequate to enable us to 
live in the complex environment of this century?" 

► Do we really want to preserve the diversity of an 
educational system that has brought the country a 
strength unknown in any other time or any other place? 
And, if so, can we? 

► How can we provide every youth with as much 
education as he is qualified for? 

► Can a balance be achieved in the sources of higher 
education's support, so that public and private institutions 
can flourish side by side? 

► How can federal money best be channeled into our 
colleges and universities without jeopardizing their inde- 
pendence and without discouraging support either from 
the state legislatures or from private philanthropy? 

The answers will come painfully; there is no panacea. 
Quick solutions, fashioned in an atmosphere of crisis, are 
likely to compound the problem. The right answers will 
emerge only from greater understanding on the part of 
the country's citizens, from honest and candid discussion 
of the problems, and from the cooperation and support of 
all elements of society. 

The president of a state university in the Southwest told 
us: "Among state universities, nothing is more important 

than the growing critical and knowledgeable interest of 
our alumni. That interest leads to general support. It 
cannot possibly be measured in merely financial terms." 

A private college president said: "The greatest single 
source of improvement can come from a realization on 
the part of a broad segment of our population that higher 
education must have support. Not only will people have 
to give more, but more will have to give." 

But do people understand? A special study by the 
Council for Financial Aid to Education found that: 

► 82 per cent of persons in managerial positions or 
the professions do not consider American business to be 
an important source of gift support for colleges and 

► 59 per cent of persons with incomes of $10,000 or 
over do not think higher education has financial problems. 

► 52 per cent of college graduates apparently are not 
aware that their alma mater has financial problems. 

To America's colleges and universities, these are the 
most discouraging revelations of all. Unless the American 
people — especially the college and university alumni — 
can come alive to the reality of higher education's im- 
pending crisis, then the problems of today will be the 
disasters of tomorrow. 

The report on this and the preceding 15 
pages is the product of a cooperative en- 
deavor in which scores of schools, colleges, 
and universities are taking part. It was pre- 
pared under the direction of the group listed 
below, who form editorial projects for 
education, a non-profit organization associ- 
ated with the American Alumni Council. 

Naturally, in a report of such length and 
scope, not all statements necessarily reflect 
the views of all the persons involved, or of 
their institutions. Copyright © 1968 by Edi- 
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1927, 1937, 1939, 1952: Hamlet. 

1928, 1940, 1948, 1959: Henry IV, Part 

For the Record . . . 

Sirs: In appreciation for the hundreds of 
Bowdoin undergraduates (now nearly all 
alumni) who stayed over after final exams 
in June to play Shakespeare for the com- 
mencement audiences from 1912 to 1966, 
it seems appropriate to print the record: 

1912, 1921, 1941, 1962: The Taming of 
the Shrew. 

1913, 1920, 
of Venice. 

1914, 1922, 

Like It. 






1935, 1953: The Merchant 



1938, 1949: Twelfth- 
1947, 1960: As You 

1957: The Tempest. 
The Merry Wives of Windsor, 
1954: Othello. 
1945, 1964: Much Ado About 

1929: King Lear. 

1930. 1961: Romeo and Juliet. 

1933, 1946: The Comedy of Errors. 

1934, 1951: Richard II. 
1942: Julius Caesar. 
1943: The Winters Tale. 

1950, 1966: Measure for Measure. 

1955: Richard III. 

1965: Troilus and Cressida. 

Cancelled because of World War I in 
1917 and 1918, the "tradition" was con- 
tinued after an appeal by the then Dean 
Sills in 1919. Substituting for Shakespeare 
were two Greek plays {Oedipus the King 
in 1932 and The Seven Against Thebes in 
1949) and five plays by his contemporaries 
(The Jew of Malta in 1936, The Knight 
of the Burning Pestle in 1956, Volpone in 
1958, The Duchess of Malfi in 1963, and 
The Alchemist in 1967). Last commence- 
ment saw the final offering, The Country 
Wife. R.I.P. 

George H. Quinby, '23 
Brunswick, Me. 
Editor's note: Professor Quinby's lament 

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stems from the decision of the Masque and 
Gown Executive Committee and Director 
of Dramatics Richard Hornby to cease 
production of a commencement play. Lack 
of attendance was given as the reason. 

Tribute to Mai 

Sirs: The news of the recent death of 
Mai Morrell, as reported in the Whisper- 
ing Pines, prompted me to write. . . . 

My connections with the Athletic De- 
partment were few but my relations with 
and respect for Mai Morrell were great. 
There was a real friend, never too busy 
to be considerate. . . . 

Ambrose A. Saindon '46 
West Roxbury, Mass. 

Alumni Clubs 

Listed below are the officers of Bowdoin's 

50 recognized alumni clubs. If you have 
moved recently, you may wish to get in 
touch with the secretary or convener of 
the club in your area. 

Albany: President, R. Clifford Bour- 
geois '46; Council Member, John W. Man- 
ning '33; Secretary, Lewis P. Welch '54, 

51 Brockley Dr., Delmar, N.Y. 
Androscoggin: President, Robert W. 

Clifford '59; Council Member, Shepard Lee 
'47; Secretary, William B. Skelton II '51, 
465 Main St., Lewiston, Me. 

Arizona: Convener and Council Mem- 
ber, Rogers W. Johnson '52, 1214 West 
Hayward Ave., Phoenix, Ariz. 

Aroostook County: President, Francis 
M. Pierce '42; Council Member, Parkin 
Briggs '29; Secretary, Richard C. Engles 
'63, 428 Main St., Presque Isle, Me. 

Baltimore: President and Council 
Member, Edward H. Morse '33; Secretary, 
Frank J. Vecella '54, 114 Aylesbury Rd., 
Timonium, Md. 

Boston: President, Dean E. Ridlon '57; 
Council Member, Robert R. Forsberg '53; 
Secretary, Dr. David M. McGoldrick '53, 
22 Wilde Rd„ Wellesley, Mass. 

Brunswick-Bath: President, Nathan W. 
Watson '35; Council Member, Emerson W. 
Zeitler '20; Secretary, Elford A. Stover Jr. 
'58, 10 Valley Rd., Bath, Me. 

Buffalo: Convener, C. Russell Kelleran 
Jr. '52, 115 Clark St., Orchard Park, N.Y.; 
Council Member, George F. Phillips Jr. 

Cape Cod: President, Briah K. Connor 
'27; Council Member, Charles E. Hart- 
shorn Jr. '41; Secretary, Richard M. Hallet 
Jr. '50, Piney Point, Marion, Mass. 

Central New York: President, James 
M. Sturtevant Jr. '41; Council Member, Ed- 
ward E. Hildreth '18; Secretary, Alan L. 
Gammon '43, 29 Slocombe Ave., Marcel- 
lus, N.Y. 

Chicago: President, Robert L. Patrick 
'45; Council Member, Stanley A. Sargent 
'35; Secretary, Harold S. Fish '25, 2214 
Noyes St., Evanston, 111. 

Cincinnati: Convener and Council 
Member, C. Nicholas Revelos '60, Chase 
College School of Law, 1105 Elm St., 
Cincinnati, Ohio. 

Cleveland: President, William S. Bur- 
ton '37; Council Member, Oliver F. Emer- 


son II '49; Secretary, Hallett P. Foster 
'33, W. F. Todd Associates Inc., 3592 Lee 
Rd., Cleveland, Ohio. 

Columbus: Convener and Council 
Member, the Rev. Roger B. Nichols '45, 
125 East Broad St., Columbus, Ohio. 

Connecticut: President, Welles A. 
Standish II '51; Council Member, Dr. John 
Shoukimas '38; Secretary, Leslie E. Kor- 
per II '63, 38 Salem Dr., Glastonbury, 

Connecticut Shore: President, Gordon 
C. Knight '32; Council Member, Paul 
Laidley Jr. '36; Secretary, Dr. Robert D. 
Levin '47, 118 Valley Circle, Fairfield, 

Hawaii: President and Council Member, 
Peter J. Rigby '56; Secretary, Harry F. 
Forman '53, 6584 Hawaii Kai Dr., Hono- 
lulu, Hawaii. 

Kennebec Valley: President, S. Kirby 
Hight '38; Council Member, Jon A. Lund 
'51; Secretary, James M. Connellan '53, 5 
Hazelwood Ave., Waterville, Me. 

Knox-Lincoln-Waldo: President, W. 
David Verrill '50; Council Member, An- 
drew W. Williamson III '55; Secretary, Jo- 
seph B. Pellicani '58, 7 Masonic St., Rock- 
land, Me. 

Long Island: President, Dr. Thomas J. 
Sheehy Jr. '41; Council Member, Daniel 
L. Dayton Jr. '49; Secretary, Eugene B. 
Martens Jr. '48, 161 Rockaway Ave., Gar- 
den City, N.Y. 

Merrimack Valley: President, Edward 
R. Marston '46; Council Member, Charles 
G. Hatch '35; Secretary, Bruce H. Gower 
'50, 13 Argyle St., Andover, Mass. 

Michigan: President and Council Mem- 
ber, Wilson E. Born '60, P. O. Box 507, 
16490 Thirteen Mile Rd., Roseville, Mich. 

Milwaukee: Convener and Council 
Member, Thomas M. Bradford '37, 1640 
Fairhaven Blvd., Elm Grove, Wis. 

Minnesota: President, Bernard D. Bar- 
ton '50; Council Member, Nathan A. Cobb 
'26; Secretary, Thomas H. Fairfield '53, 
Route 3, Box 312, Honeysuckle Lane, 
Wayzata, Minn. 

Minuteman: President, Paul Revere Jr. 
'53; Council Member, Robert S. Shepherd 
Sr. '43. 

New Hampshire: President, Dr. Freder- 
ick A. Waldron '39; Council Member, Dr. 
Burton A. Nault '52; Secretary, Norman 
F. Milne Jr. '54, 2159 Elm St.", Manches- 
ter, N.H. 

New York: President, W. Bradford 
Briggs '43; Council Member, Stevens L. 
Frost '42; Secretary, Harold M. Sewall '51, 
155 East 52nd St., New York, N.Y. 

North Shore: President, David H. 
Caldwell '54; Council Member, James A. 
Whipple Jr. '31; Secretary, Barrett C. Nich- 
ols Jr. '54, 10 Bubier Rd., Marblehead, 

Northern New Jersey: President, Rob- 
ert I. deSherbinin '45; Council Member 
and Secretary, John H. Nichols Jr. '49, 121 
Forest Dr., Short Hills, N.J. 

Oregon: Convener and Council Mem- 
ber, Norman A. Workman '41, 4381 S.W. 
Fairview Blvd., Portland, Ore. 

Penobscot County: President, Joseph 
Sewall '43; Council Member, Lloyd E. 
Willey '56; Secretary, William S. Cohen 
'62, 41 Knox St., Bangor, Me. 

Philadelphia: President, Ronald A. 
Golz '56; Council Member, Robert F. Y. 
Garrett III '59; Secretary, John A. Kreider 
'56, 512 Granttown Rd., Blackwood, N.J. 

Pittsburgh: President and Council 
Member, Fred R. Kleibacker Jr. '31; Sec- 

retary, Leslie G. Leonetti '57, 948 Lov- 
ingston Dr., Pittsburgh, Pa. 

Portland: President, Alden H. Sawyer 
Jr. '53; Council Member, John A. Mitchell 
'50; Secretary, Peter B. Webster '62, 57 
Exchange St., Portland, Me. 

Rhode Island: President, Phineas 
Sprague '50; Council Member, Herbert 
Hanson Jr. '43; Secretary, Thomas M. 
Jones '60, 11 Linden Rd., Barrington, R.I. 

Rochester: Council Member, James B. 
Drake '29; Secretary, Dean M. Wood '58, 
22 Rosewood Dr., Pittsford, N.Y. 

Rocky Mountain: Council Member, 
Oscar Swanson '30; Secretary, Theodore 
C. Sandquist '59, 7291 South Sheridan 
Court, Littleton, Colo. 

St. Louis: Convener and Council Mem- 
ber, Stephen W. Rule '58, D'Arcy Adver- 
tising Co., Gateway Tower, 1 Memorial 
Dr., St. Louis, Mo. 

St. Petersburg: Temporarily without 

San Francisco: President, Dr. Ross L. 
Wilson '40; Council Member, D. Bruce 
Alden '49; Secretary, David A. Olsen '59, 
1294 Rimer Dr., Moraga, Calif. 

Seattle: Convener and Council Mem- 
ber, M. Chandler Redman '34, 2418 Smith 
Tower, Seattle, Wash. 

Southern California: President, Mar- 
vin J. Kaitz '54; Council Member, William 

A. Dougherty '46; Secretary, Francis S. 
Dane Jr. '31, 1415 South Marengo Ave., 
Pasadena, Calif. 

Southern Florida: Convener and 
Council Member, David R. Manyan '58, 
53 N.W. 105th St., Miami, Fla. 

Springfield: President, Charles A. Ber- 
geron Jr. '53; Council Member, Paul S. 
Doherty '56; Secretary, the Rev. Daniel 

B. Kunhardt '49, 1 12 Springfield St., Wil- 
braham, Mass. 

Texas: Convener and Council Member, 
Dr. Robert C. Young '51, 6708 Dartbrook, 
Dallas, Tex. 

Vermont: Convener and Council Mem- 
ber, Robert D. Peakes '36, Middlesex Star 
Route, Montpelier, Vt. 

Washington: President, Harald A. Reh- 
der '29; Council Member, Peter S. Smith 
'60; Secretary, Guy-Michael B. Davis '59, 
5220 Wapakoneta Rd., Washington, D.C. 

Western Maine: President, Philip M. 
Schwind '23; Council Member, Luther G. 
Whittier '13; Secretary, Newton S. Sto- 
well III '52, Box 121, Dixfield, Me. 

Worcester: President, William W. Ma- 
son '61; Council Member, Harold W. Stu- 
art Jr. '52; Secretary, Scott Sargent '55, 5 
Adams St., Westboro, Mass. 

York County: President, Lendall A. 
Smith '31; Council Member, Carroll H. 
Clark '21; Secretary, George J. Harring- 
ton '51,9 Ross St., Kennebunk, Me. 

Class News 


Admiral Donald MacMillan was hon- 
ored in August by the Provincetown Art 
Association at a program arranged by Col. 
Eugene Clark, marine biologist and lec- 
turer, and "Labrador Kate" Hattasch. "A 
Tribute to Admiral Donald B. MacMillan" 

featured slides of his trip to the North 
Pole and a recording about Admiral Peary. 
On Nov. 10 Admiral MacMillan was 
honored by the Massachusetts Teachers 
Association on the occasion of his 94th 
birthday. He was presented with a distin- 
guished service award in recognition of his 
"sustaining interest in and contribution to 
public education." 


Dr. Henry Marston received a pin for 
60 years of service at "the annual Maine 
Medical Association convention in June. 
With the exception of World War I, when 
he served with the Medical Corps at the 
Embarkation Hospital in Newport News, 
Va., he has practiced in North Anson since 


Friends of Phil Clifford will regret to 
learn of the death of his wife Katherine on 
Aug. 1. 


Members of the Class and their friends 
will regret to learn of the death of George 
Burpee's widow Katherine on July 11. 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Fred Putnam, whose brother 
Aaron A. Putnam '08, died on Oct. 29. 


Fred E. Smith 
9 Oak Avenue 
Norway 04268 

Adolph Hubbard wrote in June: "In 
1914 the late Justice Brandeis appointed 
me administrator of the medical unit in 
charge of the doctors, nurses, and equip- 
ment to set up the Hadassah Hospital in 
Jerusalem. Since that time I have made 
several trips to Israel and have been en- 
tertained by the staff of the hospital." 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Arthur Putnam, whose brother 
Aaron A. Putnam '08 died on Oct. 29. 


John W. Leydon 
Apt. L-2 

922 Montgomery Avenue 
Bryn Maur, Pa. 19010 

Professor Wilbert Snow presented a 
reading of his own poetry recently at the 
Rockland Public Library. He paid a visit 
to the Bowdoin campus in early fall. 


Sturgis Leavitt 

Box 1169 

Chapel Hill, N. C. 


Sturgis Leavitt wrote in October: "In 
spite of my retirement, I am giving a paper 
in November at a meeting of the South 
Atlantic Modern Language Association on 
'Some Fields for Further Research in 
Golden Age Drama in Spain.' " 



Jasper J. Stahl 
Waldoboro 04572 

My attention has been called repeatedly 
to the absence of 1909 notes in the current 
Alumnus, and I have had a few inquiries 
wondering whether my early demise was 
pending. Frankly, I don't know. Bergson 
observes somewhere that the brain is an 
organ of forgetting as well as remembering. 
The time comes when it is more exclusively 
the former than the latter. 

There are a few items which I shall try 
to recall and record. 

Our 1909 fund was happily reinforced 
this year by a gift from William Cheatham, 
a Washington attorney who contributed in 
memory of his wife. This good lady was 
for 18 years the competent and highly re- 
spected personal secretary of Justice Bur- 
ton. Mrs. Justice Burton (God bless her!) 
reached the age of 80 on May 4, 1968. On 
this day she flew by herself from Cleave- 
land to Washington in the morning and 
back in the afternoon, to attend with Mr. 
Cheatham a memorial service in the All 
Soul's Episcopal Church. 

At a recent meeting of the Maine Med- 
ical Association, good Doc Al Moulton 
was recognized by receiving a 50-year pin. 
"Doc" goes on. We others settle back in 
bathrobes and slippers. We applaud. 

I came across in my file this morning 
some old browned newspaper clippings, 
lauding and promoting the good Justice 
Burton as a dark horse candidate for the 
presidency, back in 1944. In fact, the 
Boston Herald was one of the papers 
which went all out for him. 

There has been some correspondence re- 
cently from a former 1909 associate, still 
going strong for Howard Hughes, whom 
he has never seen. He was one of those 
immortal Betas who found somewhere the 
private pool of Ponce de Leon and stuck 
a foot in it. 

To be both old and gay is sometimes 
difficult, for somewhere sadness creeps in. 
Our classmate Ernest Pottle died on June 
2, 1968, in Norwalk, Conn., and was bur- 
ied on June 13 in the Forest Hills Ceme- 
tery, in Jamaica Plain, Mass. His son 
writes: "As you probably know, two of the 
most important things in my father's life 
were Bowdoin College and Delta Upsilon 
Fraternity. His fondest wish would have 
been to be marching as one of the Old 
Guard at Bowdoin this month. I like to 
think he is." 

A word from Wally Hayden, Washburn, 
Wis., asks all '09 men to freshen their 

At the present time there is little that is 
good — little that can be good — in the 
shrinking annals of 1909. 

Within a month two of our old associ- 
ates have left us. On Aug. 1 1 Jack Crowley 
died at his home in Reading, Mass. His re- 
lation with Bowdoin was in a measure a 
partial one. He entered with the Class of 
1909, attended the College for two years, 
and then transferred to M.I.T., from which 
he received a bachelor of science degree in 
1912. Our recollection is a little vague, but 
we do remember him as a slender, bright, 
black-eyed, socially adept youth, gracious 
and ingratiating in all his human relation- 
ships. He has left a happy memory, which 
we shall honor and recall as a pleasure 
that he was once one of us. 

On Friday, Sept. 6, funeral services were 

held for Thomas Davis Ginn at the Trinity 
Church, Copley Square, Boston. His unex- 
pected death amazed and shocked us, for 
we were still thinking of him as in life, and 
still do, as a cheerful, robust, bouncing 
friend, whom we had never associated with 
death. In fact, we had always thought of 
him as being a near-immortal — possibly as 
the last man in 1909 to say a final farewell 
to earth for all his class. 

Bowdoin has had few sons who were 
more loyal, more mindful of her needs and 
more ready and generous in lessening them. 
In short, his relationship to his alma mater 
was a near-ideal one — one that perhaps 
may best be described in the refrain of an 
old Latin student song, semper fidelis. 

Our classmate, Mrs. Harold N. Marsh 
(Hon.) has recently been signally honored 
by the Lane Bryant Volunteer Awards. She 
has received one of the few citations of- 
fered by this Foundation. It reads: "This 
citation is symbolic of the pride and grati- 
tude of your community in your achieve- 
ment on its behalf." Furthermore the cita- 
tion or award puts her in line for the 
$5,000 award which the Foundation is of- 
fering this year in honor of its twentieth 
anniversary. We wish you luck, Lady! 

I grieve to report to you the death of 
our classmate, Dr. Bridge (Ralph Ezra, as 
we knew him), on Oct. 10, 1968, at his 
home in South Royalton, Vt. He had re- 
tired from professional work in 1957. As 
a physician, soldier, medical educator and 
administrator, he pursued a career in 
American medicine which was widespread, 
varied and distinguished. Indeed, our gold- 
en years for which we shuffle off the cares 
and responsibilities of this world are so 
often too few. 

Class Secretary Jasper Stahl was the sub- 
ject of a profile which recently appeared in 
the Portland Press Herald. Entitled "Con- 
troversial Man Endears Himself to Many," 
the profile described him as a historian, 
scholar, benefactor and subject of contro- 
versy in the community. The article noted 
J.LS.'s habit of spouting sentences in Ger- 
man to unsuspecting passers-by, and his 
chuckling at their bewilderment. 


E. Curtis Matthews 
59 Pearl Street 
Mystic, Conn. 06355 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Bob Hale, whose sister Mrs. 
Katherine Hale Clifford, the wife of Phil 
Clifford '03, died on Aug. 1. 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Alfred Stone, whose sister Mil- 
dred Stone, died on Aug. 8. 


Luther G. Whittier 
R.F.D. 2 
Farmington 04938 

I received a letter in July from my class- 
mate Jim Norton stating that on June 20 
Lester Shackford had the misfortune to 
fall in his home at Marblehead, Mass., and 
broke his left hip. We could expect some- 
thing like that to happen to the old mem- 
bers of the Class of 1913, but we cannot 
account for its happening to its youngest 
member. Perhaps he was "horsing around." 

Class Secretary Luther Whittier turned 
80 on July 18. As of noon that day, he 
had not observed any change from the day 


Alfred E. Cray 
Francestoun, N. H. 03043 

Dr. Roswell Hubbard received a pin for 
55 years of service at the annual Maine 
Medical Association convention in June. 
The Hubbards were honored recently at an 
open house in observance of their golden 
anniversary. Their four children and 1 1 
grandchildren were among the relatives and 
friends at the celebration. 

Phil and Louise Pope traveled by plane 
in June to Ashville, N.C. There they rented 
a car and spent a week in and around 
Great Smoky Mountains Park before going 
by air to St. Petersburg, Fla. There they 
visited his brother Alton '11 and his wife. 
Alton was ill in early June and spent a 
month in the hospital. Phil is still on 
crutches as he has osteomyelitis in the right 
hip. He is able to drive the car and can 
get around pretty much as he pleases. 


Harold E. Verrill 
Ocean House Road 
Cape Elizabeth 04107 

Some people never give up. After many 
years and a distinguished career in Water- 
bury, Conn., Dr. Everett Allen is still go- 
ing strong, much to the delight of his pa- 

Leon Dow, a successful orchardist in 
Livermore Falls, is now actively promoting 
a sizeable housing development. 

For several winters Ned and Virginia 
Elwell have spent much of their time at 
the Jamaica Royale on Midnight Pass Rd., 
Sarasota, Fla. Now that your class agent 
is a winter resident of Sarasota, you can 
hear us occasionally harmonizing on "Phi 
Chi" during the cocktail hour. 

George McWilliams is still working half- 
time and says he hopes to keep at it until 
he reaches 80. By then, the old quarter- 
miler will probably set his sights on 90! 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Dana Merrill, whose sister Marian 
W. Merrill, died on Aug. 13. For more 
than 45 years she had been a librarian at 
the Portland Public Library. 

Al Stetson, now living in Scottsdale, 
Ariz., writes: "Even though I have been 
retired for nearly ten years, I still keep 
busy in the house and my gardens, to- 
gether with church work and a 'lunch 
bunch' I am affiliated with." 

Class President Ellsworth Stone is re- 
covering from an operation. 


Edward C. Hawks 
180 High Street 
Portland 04101 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to lohn Baxter. His sister, Mrs. Sa- 
rah Lewis Baxter Langley, died on June 27 
and his wife Beatrice died on July 10. 

Ken Burr in June was named to the 
executive committee of the Board of Di- 
rectors of the Maine Central Railroad. 


Noel C Little 
60 Federal Street 
Brunswick 04011 

Larry Marston in July retired as presi- 
dent of the Maiden Cooperative Bank in 


Massachusetts. His son Edward '46 was 
elected to succeed him. 

"We love you 'Doc' Wight," read the sign 
across the opera house the night Dr. and 
Mrs. Winfield Wight were honored by over 
800 of their family and friends in Thomas- 
ton, Conn. Win was treated to a local ver- 
sion of "This is Your Life" as friends from 
the past filed before him on the stage. In 
recognition of his 46 years of service to 
the Thomaston area, Win was presented 
with a purse, and a Jose Ruiz oil portrait 
of "Doc" was presented to Mrs. Wight. 
The best part of the surprise party — which 
countless people knew about in advance — 
was that Win didn't find out until the night 


Lloyd O. Coulter 
Nottingham Square Road 
Epping, N. H. 03042 

Members of the Class will regret to 
learn of the death of Harlan Harrington's 
widow Margaret on Aug. 22. 

Bela Norton and his wife sailed on the 
Queen Elizabeth to England in September. 
They spent six weeks abroad, four of them 
in England. 


Donald S. Higgins 
78 Royal Road 
Bangor 04401 

Members of the Class will regret to learn 
of the death of Eddie Finn's widow Lucille 
on Oct. 16. 

Roy Foulke of Bronxville, formerly vice 
president and director of Dun and Brad- 
street Inc., was a contributing author to a 
book recently named by the Academy of 
Management as one of the "Six Best Books 
in Management for 1967." 

Dr. James Vance in July retired after 
1 1 years as medical officer at the Army 
Natick (Mass.) Laboratories and a 45- 
year career in medicine. Citations from Lt. 
Gen. Jonathan O. Seaman, commanding 
general, First Army, and from Brig. Gen. 
Felix J. Gerace, commanding general of 
the Natick Laboratories, honored Jim for 
his "professional competence and executive 
ability" and his part in the establishment 
of a "comprehensive and responsive med- 
ical program" at the installation. 

Dave White's humorous "Dear Elmer" 
letter, marking the opening of the duck 
hunting season on Merrymeeting Bay, ap- 
peared on Sept. 30 in the Bath-Brunswick 


Louis B. Dennett 
Chebeague Island 04017 

Classmates and friends will regret to 
hear of the death of Paul Mason on Sept. 
14, and extend sympathy to his wife and 

We have been talking with Ed Berman 
at his home where he is recovering success- 
fully from an operation. He expects to be 
back in his office after a few weeks. 

Lou Dennett and his wife "Binkie" have 
just returned from a leisurely six-weeks' 
trip abroad with three weeks in England, 
two weeks on the Costa Brava in Spain, 
and a week driving through southern 
France. They recommend doing this sort 
of thing while we are still young. 

The Oliver Halls will be leaving Port- 
land in early December for their custom- 
ary sojourn at Daytona Beach, Fla. 

Your class secretary greatly appreciated 
the generous response to his call last June 
for 1920 news, and urges all classmates to 
continue to keep us posted on items of in- 


Hugh Nixon 

12 Damon Avenue 

Melrose, Mass. 02176 

As always, the Class Secretary seeks 
news for this column. Don't be bashful 
about yourself and family! 

Carroll Bean retired earlier this year af- 
ter 45 years of teaching in Maine secon- 
dary schools, mostly at Deering High 
School. He was head of the science de- 
partment there and taught chemistry to 
college-bound students. 

Max Ryder has retired to the comfort 
of Pompano Beach, Fla., with Martha. 
They were previously in Davenport, Iowa. 
A son, Phil '47, lives in Weston, Mass. Max 
had a splendid career in newspapers, ad- 
vertising, and radio. Do you remember that 
he was editor-in-chief of the Bugle of our 
time? A good foundation for what fol- 

Alexander Standish of Canterbury, N.H., 
was awarded a metal replica of the Bow- 
doin Sun in recognition of his outstanding 
performance as Class Agent in the 1967-68 
Alumni Fund. 

Albert R. Thayer 
40 Longfellow Avenue 
Brunswick 04011 

Justin Anderson was away for four 
weeks in September. Mystery trip? 

Limey and Ruth Barker "swimming in 
the Gulf of Mexico on Sept. 24 when 
water temperature was 85° F. Wish you 
could be here." 

Acting President Daggett invited Lou 
Bernstein to represent Bowdoin at the in- 
auguration of Morris Abram as president 
of Brandeis University on Oct. 8. 

Letters of appreciation have been re- 
ceived from Bill Ferris' son, Fred '47, by 
several of our committee men. A memorial 
fund has been established for Bill at St. 
Thomas Church, 97 Greenwood Ave., 
Bethel, Conn. 06801. Those wishing to 
join in this tribute can send checks directly 
to his son, the Rev. F. I. E. Ferris at the 
above address. 

Bill Knowlton writes "no noose is good 

Long, long letter from Ann and Roland 
McCormick reciting the wonders of Iowa 
State U., their home and the lovely visits 
in the countryside. Hard to visualize 
18,000 students plus the cultural efforts in 
art and music in which they both actively 

We are all deeply saddened by the re- 
cent passing of Mai Morrell and our heart- 
felt sympathy goes out to Al and Mai's 
family. Bowdoin has lost one of its most 
dedicated sons and to many of us the loss 
is very personal. Our Oct. 19th party was 
cancelled in respect to his memory. 

Irene Pickard's Class of '22 fountain 
is truly a handsome addition to the Li- 
brary patio. 

Shirley Race states Equitable recently 
lowered rates on annuities. His son was 

back for Meddiebempster Reunion. Kemp 
reminds me this is my "money year!" 

Francis Ridley writes his son "is an at- 
torney for one of the civil rights projects 
and really knows the answers." 

Loring Strickland retired last year. He 
moved to Minnesota near his daughter and 
family. Plans to visit Long Island next 
month and Florida after New Year's Day. 
New address: 330 First St., Apt. 104, 
Rochester 48063. 

Widge Thomases will again be wintering 
in the Bahamas. They're both "in the pink." 

George True plans to retire to his Free- 
port farm July '69. 

Evarts Wagg is down to a wiry 155 plus 
M.D.'s clean bill of health. Spent June at 
New Smyrna Beach, Fla., and stayed with 
his daughter and three grandsons in Michi- 
gan. Regularly visits wounded veterans at 
Walter Reed Hospital and is still active in 
previously mentioned civic and church af- 
fairs. A busy, fine fellow. 

The Bruce Whites will soon be cruising 
the West Indies and later take up winter 
residence in Grenada. 

Eleanor Woodbury sends warmest greet- 
ings to all members of our class. May I re- 
mind you all that the Woodbury Scholar- 
ship Fund deserves our whole-hearted sup- 

'23 s 

£j1<J B 

Philip S. Wilder 

12 Sparwcll Lane 

runswick 04011 

Raynham Bates of Yarmouth was 
awarded a metal replica of the Bowdoin 
Sun in recognition of his outstanding per- 
formance as Class Agent in the 1967-68 
Alumni Fund. 

Frank MacDonald and his wife Louise 
have moved to 67 Beech Road, Eliot, Me. 

The late Frederic Tootell, former direc- 
tor of athletics at the University of Rhode 
Island, was honored in September when 
the groundbreaking ceremonies were held 
for a $3,000,000 physical education center. 
Fred died at the age of 62 on Sept. 29, 
1964. He had been a track coach for 28 
years and director of athletics from 1953 
to 1962. 

Phil and Betsy Wilder celebrated their 
45th wedding anniversary in October. Join- 
ing the Wilders in their celebration at the 
Moulton Union were Betsy's twin sister, 
Mrs. Thomas Shirley, and her husband. 
Both couples were married on Oct. 20, 
1923 at the First Church in Newton 
Centre, Mass. 


F. Etwin Cousins 
17 Rosedale Street 
Portland 04103 

With the death of Mai Morrell the class 
has lost an irreplaceably loyal and dedi- 
cated leader. Upon graduation, 1924 
elected him its permanent president. He 
shall ever be that. Officers of lesser ability 
and rank will do their best until, within a 
few short years now, '24 loses its identity 
and becomes a unit of the Old Guard. The 
class will always cherish the memory of a 
genial, thoughtful, and generous classmate. 

Deepest sympathy goes to his wife Edna 
and their two Bowdoin sons, Mac and 
John. By their welcome association with 
the class through the years they have come 
to be members of the '24 family. 

Even during his final weeks of hospitali- 


zation, Mai continued to think and plan 
for the class. He fretted lest plans for the 
45th reunion were not proceeding apace, 
despite the best efforts of classmates, Peg 
Stanwood, and the committee to reassure 
him. While reunions will never be the 
same without his guidance and presence, 
your committee is continuing to do its best 
to firm up plans. The committee includes 
Jake Aldred, chairman; Gil Gilpatrick, 
vice-chairman; Francis Bishop, Clarence 
Rouillard, Red Cousins, Ted Fowler, Ted 
Gibbons, Myron Kimball, Snapper Ross, 
and Bill Rowe. 

To date, it has made arrangements to 
have the reunion dinner on Friday, June 
13, at the Homewood Inn, Yarmouth. Ac- 
commodations will be available there for 
classmates who may want lodging for the 
commencement weekend. But you'd better 
not delay too long in making reservations. 

Old ball-hawk Sid Graves, now living at 
Andover a rising three years, is glad he's 
a Maine resident in retirement. There's the 
"tax-saving satellite" among other things. 
His son, with a master's from the Univer- 
sity of Maine after an Army hitch, teaches 
in the Mexico schools. Sid himself does 
some substitute teaching in SAD 43-44. 

Spike Jewett and four other Cincinnati 
big shots went on a November hunting trip 
in Piscataquis County. Results therefrom 
were not available at press time. We hope 
to supply them later, if Spike is not his 
traditional modest self. 

If you haven't returned the questionnaire 
Red Cousins sent to you, please do so as 
soon as possible. Be sure to include a black 
and white snapshot of yourself. 

Old pole vaulter Francis Bishop "pooped 
out" of the New England Telephone and 
Telegraph Co. Nov. 1. He and Charlotte 
are looking forward to spending their free 
time traveling. All that time he spent aloft 
years back may prove to be valuable after 
all. You never can tell what a college edu- 
cation may do for you. 

Red Cousins served as guest lecturer for 
the Pejepscot Historical Society in July. His 
topic was "Rocks and Minerals of Maine." 

Ted Gibbons has been appointed to the 
new post of director of racing at Yonkers 
Raceway. For 18 years, Ted has pursued 
a glorious career as the dean of America's 
race secretaries. 

Lawrence Towle, professor of economics, 
was presented a Trinity Chair by the 
Trinity College faculty in honor of his 25 
years of service. He joined the Trinity 
faculty in 1942 as a full professor. 


William H. Gulliver Jr. 
30 Federal Street 
Boston, Mass. 02110 

Roland Butler wrote in June: "As a 
veteran of W.W. II, I am opposed to Bow- 
doin's keeping teachers who abet the radi- 
cals and draft card burners!" 

Ed Hudon '37 has kindly passed along 
Special Announcement 188, April 30, 
1968, of L. Quincy Mumford, librarian of 
Congress, which was a tribute to John 
Cronin upon his retirement as director of 
the Processing Department. John had been 
with the Library of Congress for more 
than 40 years and was director of the 
Processing Department since 1952. "Dur- 
ing this long period," Mumford wrote, 
"Mr. Cronin's efforts have been directed 
constantly toward finding new, imaginative, 
practical solutions to the technical prob- 

lems of a large and complex library. His 
ingenuity in finding new solutions to old 
problems and his pioneering innovations 
in the utilization of personnel and facili- 
ties have resulted in the undertaking of 
major programs of enduring benefit to the 
Library of Congress and the national and 
international library community." Mr. 
Mumford then went on to describe some 
of John's accomplishments and the honors 
he has received from the Library of Con- 
gress and the American Library Associa- 
tion. In the final paragraph of the an- 
nouncement Mr. Mumford stated: "John 
Cronin's deep personal concern for the wel- 
fare of his staff, his integrity, and his 
warmth, together with his intense devotion 
to the institution and the profession he so 
unselfishly served have earned him the re- 
spect and deep affection of all those who 
have been associated with him. I know the 
total Library of Congress staff joins me in 
this expression of gratitude for his lasting 
contributions and wishes for a rewarding 

Acting President Daggett represented the 
College at the Boston College inauguration 
of the Very Rev. W. Seavey Joyce, S.J., in 

Hamilton Hall retired in October from 
the Camden Herald Publishing Co. Inc. He 
had served as publisher, president and 
treasurer of the company for 25 years. His 
son Douglas Hall has been elected to suc- 
ceed him. 

Allan Howes was appointed in Septem- 
ber as a federal jury commissioner for 
Maine. He formerly taught at the Univer- 
sity of Rhode Island, Groton School, and 
Westbrook Junior College. 

Raymond LaCasce's son James has been 
named Maine's Outstanding Tree Farmer 
for 1967. He is a consulting forester at 

Bowdoin was represented by Fred Per- 
kins at the October inauguration of Presi- 
dent Lockvvood of Trinity College. 

Paul Sibley represented Bowdoin at the 
October 125th anniversary convocation at 
Holy Cross. 

Newell Townsend attended the Novem- 
ber inauguration of President Rapp at 
Onondaga Community College as Bow- 
doin's representative. 


Albert Aisrahamson 
P.O. Box 157 
Brunswick 04011 

Albert Abrahamson, professor of eco- 
nomics, was the guest speaker at the cam- 
paign opening dinner of the Hampton, Va., 
Jewish Community Council on behalf of 
the United Jewish Appeal in May. 

John Aspinwall retired May 1 after 32 
years with the Associated Press. For the 
last 15 years, John had been broadcast 
news editor in New York City. His current 
address is Box 331, Shelten Island Hgts., 
New York 11965. 

Ben Burbank traveled to Columbus, 
Ohio, in July to do research on ship struc- 
ture at the Battelle Institute of which he 
is a member. Ben has retired as chief 
metallurgist from the Bath Iron Works 

Gordon Gay, who retired from "active" 
work in the textile business several years 
ago, wrote in August that he and his wife 
had just returned from a month's work in 
Brazil with Cotonficio Capibaribe, a tex- 
tile manufacturer of sheets and pillow- 

cases. "Work on the assignment required 
visits to principal agents in the Sao Paulo 
and Rio markets in south Brazil, in addi- 
tion to work with the management in 
Recife," wrote Gordon. At that time, the 
Gays planned to return to Brazil later this 

Lawrence Read and his wife have redec- 
orated their retirement home on the Middle 
Rd., Falmouth. 

Members of the Class and their friends 
will regret to learn of the death of Harlow 
(Jake) Young who died July 21. He was 
the brother of Harold Young and a mem- 
ber of the Class of '26 until he had to 
leave Bowdoin for family reasons. Mrs. 
Hugh Snow wrote of him in August: "He 
had always held Bowdoin very dear and 
had dreamed of returning to Brunswick to 


George O. Cutter 
G18 Overhill Road 
Birmingham, Mich. 48010 

Sanford Fogg was named president-elect 
of the Maine Bar Association in August. 
He has served as secretary-treasurer for the 
past 15 years. 

The Rev. David Montgomery resigned 
as rector of St. Mark's Episcopal Church 
in Waterville during August. He had served 
as rector since 1959. Dave accepted a call 
to become rector of St. Margaret's Church, 

Phil White was honored at a testimonial 
dinner in May marking his retirement as 
case supervisor of Rensselaer County De- 
partment of Social Services. 


William D. Alexander 
Middlesex School 
Concord, Mass. 01742 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Donald Hewett, whose wife, 
Lucia, died on July 23. 

Ralph Stearns's daughter Victoria was 
married in June to Ronald Lessa. They are 
now living in Brighton, Mass. 

Paul Vanadia represented Bowdoin at 
the centennial convocation at Bloomfield 
College in September. 

Eliot Weil wrote in June: "I am a re- 
search associate in Foreign Area Studies 
at American University in Washington. 
Tom Jr. is completing his sophomore year 
at Yale. Susan is graduating from Walnut 
Hill and will enter Lasell in the fall. Rich- 
ard is finishing his freshman year at Suf- 


H. LeBrec Micoleau 
General Motors Corporation 
767 Fifth Avenue 
New York, N. Y. 10022 

The class held a 40th-Reunion Commit- 
tee meeting on the morning of Alumni 
Day. Those present were: Ed Dana, Char- 
lie Dunbar, Sam Ladd, Verne Melanson, 
Brec Micoleau, Roger Ray, Lew Rollinson, 
Ray Schlapp, Ken Sewall, Phil Smith. Bill 
Snow, and Marsh Swan. Classmates are 
urged to reserve June 12, 13, and 14, 1969 
for the reunion gathering. 

Paul Andrews has been appointed assis- 
tant director of taxation of Gulf and 
Western Industries Inc. 

Sidney Bird's son Raymond '66 was mar- 
ried to Karen Lobdell in July. 


Frank Brown, chairman of the Biology 
Department at Northwestern, spoke at 
Bowdoin in October on "The Mysterious 
Clocks of Life." 

John Cooper and his wife recently 
bought a house on Joppa Rd., Boothbay 
Harbor. He is director of news film syndi- 
cation for CBS News. 

John Dupuis's son Thomas married 
Mary Fay Danner in Cincinnati last De- 
cember. Tom received his doctor of laws 
degree from the University of Cincinnati 
in June. 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to John Gaudreau, whose wife Eva 
died on Oct. 25. 

William Mills, president of the Florida 
National Bank in Jacksonville, can be 
proud of his bank which gained 13 places 
from June 1967 to rank as the 187th larg- 
est bank in the U.S. 

Marshall Swan attended the inauguration 
of Dr. Joseph Kauffman as president of 
Rhode Island College in November. 


H. Philip Chapman Jr. 
175 Pleasantview Avenue 
Longmeadow, Mass. 01106 

Lewis Coffin is the new president of the 
International Association of Law Libra- 

Asa Knowles, Northeastern University 
president, recently appointed a President's 
Advisory Committee to work out solutions 
to 13 demands made by students. He told 
a peaceful rally of students that they must 
avoid "hastily conceived proposals and ar- 
bitrarily imposed decisions." 

Fred Morrow has been promoted to vice 
president of the California-based Bank of 
America's principal international banking 
subsidiary, Bank of America, New York. 

Bob and Annah Thayer's son Charles 
was married May 25 to Patricia Hanson 
of Weston, Mass. There was a Bowdoin 
flavor to the event in that Patricia's brother 
is Peter Hanson, Bowdoin Meddiebempster 
and member of the Class of '61. 


Rev. Albert E. Jenkins 
14284 E. Eastridge Drive 
Whittier, Calif. 90602 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Sherwood Aldrich, whose father 
Ellis Aldrich, died on Sept. 6. 

John Barbour has been elected a Shel- 
burne Falls National Bank director. He is 
chief chemist at the Kendall Co. in Gris- 
woldville, Mass. 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Blanchard Bates, whose mother 
Mrs. Edith E. Bates, died on Oct. 7. 

Alan Clark is now a member of the 
Ricker College Board of Trustees. He is 
president-treasurer of Houlton Farms 

Dr. and Mrs. Gerald Donahue's daugh- 
ter Geraldean was married in July to John 
Paterson '66. 

Franz Sigel wrote in June: "Became a 
member of the Green Power Foundation, 
one of the more positive efforts to improve 
the position of a minority. It seems that 
any positive response deserves all the help 
it can get." 

Tom Taylor organized and headed the 
Maine Citizens for Reagan Organization 
which was energetically optimistic last July, 
but less so a month later. 




Harland E. Blanchard 
195 Washington Street 
Brewer 04412 

Creighton Gatchell's son Creighton Jr. 
was married in July to Lucile Pingree. 

Emil Grodberg wrote in October: "Pos- 
sibly The Nation incorrectly stated that a 
majority of Bowdoin's faculty pledged sup- 
port to Bowdoin's students who non-vio- 
lently resist a war which repels their con- 
sciences. [See Bowdoin Alumnus, Summer 
1968, pp. 17 and 32.] Perhaps it's simply 
a matter of the definition of 'faculty.' At 
any rate, I think that Bowdoin men and 
women may well be proud that a very sub- 
stantial number of the faculty did make 
such a pledge. I believe that they and the 
resisting students deserve at least a 'spell- 
it-out-the-long-way' cheer (if that is still a 
Bowdoin custom) for a courageous and 
probably correct stand." 

Marion Short and Mrs. Janet S. Hurd 
were married at her home in Lunenburg, 
Mass. on July 27. 

Lawrence Stuart was the first man from 
the northeast to be elected president of the 
National Conference on State Parks. The 
election, for a two-year term, was held in 
September in Hot Springs, Ark. 

The Rev. Albert Tarbell represented 
Bowdoin at the inauguration of President 
Heady at the University of New Mexico in 


Richard M. Boyd 
16 East Elm Street 
Yarmouth 04096 

Ned Morse wrote on a Stratford on 
Avon post card in September: "We are 
enjoying this trip immensely! This is a 
beautiful country and its people are charm- 
ing. I'm getting used to driving on the left 
after 1000 miles." 

Francis Russell wrote in October: "My 
book on Harding, The Shadow of Bloom- 
ing Grove, will be published Nov. 25. It 
is the Book of the Month Club choice for 
December. My history book The Making 
of the Nation appeared this September. The 
million dollar law suit brought by the 
Hardings against me is still on." 


Very Rev. Gordon E. Gillett 
Church of St. John the Baptist 
Sanbornville, N. H. 03872 

Charles Allen's son Thomas and Diana 
Lee Bell were married in July. 

John Arnold retired in July as a general 
partner of Estabrook & Co., Boston. 

Robert Carson Jr. represented Bowdoin 
at the inauguration of President Robert 
E. R. Huntley of Washington and Lee Uni- 

versity in October. 

Frederick Drake III, son of Fred Drake 
Jr. and Mrs. Drake, participated in the 
"Outward Bound" program at Hurricane 
Island in August and September. He is a 
student at Phillips Andover Academy. 

John Fay wrote in June: "Just returned 
from Tokyo and Kyoto. Lovely world — 
had a 'hello' with Jim Rich '39 and a beau- 
tiful evening with Prof. Robert Grant '32. 
Bob is extremely happy and profoundly 
wise, and deeply respected by those who 
were fortunate to have been guided by him 
at the Doshisha University at Kyoto." 

The class secretary resigned as Dean of 
St. Paul's Cathedral in Peoria last May. He 
accepted a call to the Episcopal Church of 
St. John the Baptist in Sanbornville, N.H., 
which is close to the Gillett's summer 
home. When the last unit of the Cathedral's 
building program was nearly finished, the 
Cathedral Chapter passed a resolution as 
follows: "In thanksgiving for the leader- 
ship to the parish of the Very Rev. Gordon 
E. Gillett, of almost twenty years, be it 
unanimously resolved by the Cathedral 
Chapter, the Bishop concurring, that the 
parish hall constructed in 1967-68 be for- 
ever known as the Gordon E. Gillett Hall, 
and a suitable plaque be thereto affixed." 
Gordon says that he gratefully accepted 
the honor with the proviso that the plaque 
does not read "Requiescat in Pace"! 

John Hickox wrote in June: "Have sold 
my advertising agency, John B. Hickox 
Inc., and am currently on 'sabbatical' and 
open to all offers where 35 years' experi- 
ence in advertising, marketing, sales pro- 
motion and public relations can be uti- 

Henry Lewia has accepted a position 
with the International Shoe Corp. in Puer- 
to Rico. He and his wife Catherine are 
living in Arecibo. 

William Rounds' son Thomas was mar- 
ried in July to Sharon Irene Smith in the 
Bowdoin Chapel. 

John Sinclair co-authored an article en- 
titled "New Techniques for Breakeven 
Charts" in the June issue of Financial 
Executive. He is a professor of Manage- 
ment and chairman of the Management 
Department at Bentley College of Ac- 
counting and Finance. 


Paul E. Sullivan 

2920 Paseo Del Mar 

Palos Verdes Estates, Calif. 90275 

Robert Breed writes that he has moved 
from Needham to his new home at 41 
Yorkshire Rd., Dover, Mass. "Classmates, 
and friends are always welcome," adds 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Gilman Ellis, whose father, Irving 
C. Ellis, died on Sept. 20. 

Gilbert Harrison Jr.'s son William was 
married in July to Maureen Anthoine of 

Steve Merrill and Madeleine Ouellette 
were married on May 10. Madeleine is the 
sister of Pete Ouellette who manages Day's 
newsstand in Brunswick. 

Gordon Rowell attended the inaugura- 
tion of President Donovan of Pratt Insti- 
tute in October as Bowdoin's representa- 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Burt Whitman, whose mother 
Mrs. Alice Perry Whitman, died on Sept. 



Hubert S. Shaw 
6024 Wilson Lane 
Bethesda, Md. 20014 

Bob Ashley, who is on a first semester 
sabbatical from Ripon College, is working 
on a study of Civil War literature at the 
United States Naval Academy. 

The Rev. Chester Baxter is now direc- 
tor of development at Berkeley Divinity 
School in New Haven. His present address 
is 24 Cliff St., New Haven, Conn. 06511. 

Harold Brown wrote in June: "My son 
Frank, a junior at Springfield College, is 

touring Europe this summer with 18 other 
soccer players to help foster international 
good will. A fine opportunity for him. In 
March I received a Harvard chair for my 
many years of interest in the fortunes of 
the Harvard hockey team." 

Howard Dana's daughter Margaret Ellen 
was married in June to Douglas Brown '68. 

John Shute wrote in June: "My oldest 
daughter, Mrs. Gail Williams, graduated 
from Columbia University's College of 
Physicians and Surgeons this week. She 
will intern in internal medicine at Colum- 
bia-Presbyterian in New York. The March, 
May, and July issues of EBU Review con- 

SMITH '38 

Two Bowdoin men have been promoted 
to high ranking positions in the Armed 
Forces. Lt. Gen. Robert N. Smith '38 
was promoted from major general in 
June. He is vice commander-in-chief of 
United States Air Forces in Europe. 
Army Reserve Brigadier General Leon- 
ard W. Cronkhite Jr. '41 was promoted 
to major general in July. He is the 
commanding general of the 94th U.S. 
Army Reserve in Massachusetts and 
general director of the Children's Hos- 
pital Medical Center in Boston. 

General Smith, a member of the 
Board of Overseers since 1965, was a 
government major at Bowdoin. He was 
a starting quarterback on three state 
championship football teams and a 
member of the varsity track squad for 
three years. He served as an officer of 
his class and of his fraternity, Beta 
Theta Pi. In 1965 he was named Frye- 
burg Academy's Distinguished Alumnus 
of the Year, and the following year he 
was appointed a Fryeburg trustee. 

For three years General Smith served 
in Plans and Operations at Air Force 
Headquarters in Washington where he 
contributed to the work of solving the 
complex problems of global air power 
operations. As director of intelligence 
for the Strategic Air Command from 
1955 to 1965, General Smith pioneered 
in the utilization of computer techni- 
que in processing intelligence data. 
When he served as director of the U.S. 
Military Staff in Geneva (1958-59), he 
played an important role in the initial 
disarmament negotiations. 

General Smith's decorations have 


been numerous. They include the Dis- 
tinguished Service Medal, Asiatic-Pacific 
Campaign Medal, American Defense 
Service Medal, World War II Victory 
Medal, and the National Order of Hon- 
or and Merit Medal (Haiti). 

Dr. Cronkhite enlisted in the Maine 
National Guard in 1939. His regiment 
was mobilized during his senior year. 
By the time he was 24, he had been 
promoted to major and at 27 he was a 
full colonel. He returned to Bowdoin 
to complete his A.B. and went on to 
Harvard where he received the M.D. in 
1950. Dr. Cronkhite then served as an 
instructor at Harvard, an internal medi- 
cine specialist at Massachusetts General 
Hospital, a consultant to several hospi- 
tals, and a director of health programs 
for a group of industries. In 1961 he 
returned to active duty in the Army 
military intelligence. He was sent to 
Alaska and the Aleutian Islands as an 

While he was stationed in Alaska, he 
was contacted by the Children's Hospi- 
tal Medical Center in Boston. He was 
appointed director in April 1962. Three 
years later he was named commander 
of the 187th Infantry Brigade and the 
following year was promoted to briga- 
dier general, USAR. In 1967 he was 
installed as commander of the new 94th 
Army Reserve Command with head- 
quarters at Boston. 

Elected to a four-year term as mem- 
ber-at-large of the Alumni Council in 
1965, Dr. Cronkhite became the Coun- 
cil's vice president in 1967 and presi- 
dent in the summer of 1968. 

tain my three-part article on the history of 
the tariff negotiations for satellite television 
transmission entitled 'The Struggle for In- 
tercontinental Television.' " 

Frank Southard Jr. has been elected sec- 
retary-treasurer of the Maine Bar Associa- 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Ed Walker, whose father Thomas 
B. Walker '06, died on Oct. 15. 


William S. Burton 

1144 Union Commerce Building 

Cleveland, Ohio 44114 

Richard Barksdale is the Acting Dean 
of the Graduate School of Arts and Scien- 
ces at Atlanta University. He is also serv- 
ing as chairman of the English Department. 

Capt. Richard Beck, TWA pilot, has 
been awarded the Air Line Pilots Associa- 
tion's Air Safety Award for "his contribu- 
tions to all weather flying development and 
his perseverance in formulating criteria for 
safe operations during adverse flying condi- 

Sheldon Christian's haiku entitled "Ecol- 
ogy" took first prize in a contest sponsored 
by the Poetry Fellowship of Maine. 

The Rev. Chandler Crawford wrote in 
June: "Pete Dane '65, son of Prof. Nathan 
Dane '37, was one of six speakers to ap- 
pear during the 1968 Lenten Service, Sup- 
per, and Speaker Series conducted in Trini- 
ty Church, Hannibal, Mo. [Rev. Chandler 
is the rector of Trinity Church.] Pete is 
serving at a volunteer mission in the Boot- 
heel region of Missouri, under the Rev. 
William Chapman, a former rector of St. 
Paul's Episcopal Church, Brunswick. To- 
gether they are trying to encourage the cot- 
ton field workers to engage in cooperative 

William Gross has been named senior 
vice president for account management at 
Clyne Maxon Inc. 

Norman Seagrave will give the annual 
Alumni Council Lecture on March 3, 1969. 
He has been instrumental in recent months 
in setting up the agreement between the 
U.S. and the Soviet Union concerning the 
exchange of airline privileges between 
Moscow and New York. 

Dr. Charles Tuttle represented Bowdoin 
at the inauguration of President Sparks of 
Murray State University in October. 

Paul Welsh has been appointed chair- 
man of the Philosophy Department at 
Duke University. 

The Rev. Don Woodward wrote in 
August: "Mrs. Woodward and I became 
grandparents on July 29th, when our 
daughter Gretchen Cotsworth gave birth 
to her first child and our first grandson, 
Gavin. She and her husband Roland live in 
Lawrence, Kan. where he is studying at 
the University of Kansas." Although he 
didn't mention it in his note, Don assumed 
the post of vicar at Trinity Church in New 
York City on June 9. 


Andrew H. Cox 
50 Federal Street 
Boston, Mass. 02110 

Jim Bishop's son Jim Jr. was married to 
Margaret Jane Cyr in June. 

Donald Bradford, director of economic 
adjustment, Department of Defense, re- 
ceived a Distinguished Civilian Service 
Award in July. He was cited for his "out- 


standing service to the Department of De- 
fense and the Nation in assisting communi- 
ties to offset adverse economic impacts re- 
sulting from changes in Defense programs." 

Dr. Buckie Buck was recently elected to 
a two-year term as president of the New 
England Amateur Golf Association. Buckie 
won the state amateur crown in 1950 and 
has been a determined contender for that 
title each year since. 

Robert Craven wrote in June: "Building 
a summer place on Deer Isle. Nearby 
alumni are welcome to Hezzie's Point." 

Tom Craven has been promoted to assis- 
tant director of sales for the National Bis- 
cuit Co. His son Paul entered Bowdoin in 

Howard Miller was elected vice presi- 
dent of the Massachusetts Mutual Agents 
Association in September. 

Bill Tootell, vice president in charge of 
security for Connecticut Bank & Trust Co., 
was the guest speaker for the Middletown, 
Conn., Lions Club in September. His pro- 
vocative topic was "The FBI, Banks, and 
Bank Robbers." 

The Rev. Samuel Young assumed his 
duties as minister of the Granby Church 
of Christ in September. 


ohn H. Rich Jr. 
2 Higashi Toriizaka 
Azabu, Minato-Ku 
Tokyo, Japan 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Walter Benham, whose father 
Frank A. Benham, died on Sept. 2. 

Louis Brummer listed three major per- 
sonal news items in a recent note: "I am 
vice president of the Chamber of Com- 
merce this year and one of ten who have 
just organized the First Piedmont Bank 
and Trust Co. My daughter Janet gradu- 
ated from Muskingum College (Ohio) 
magna cum laude." 

Dr. Dan Hanley, who has taken the 
temperatures of Bowdoin boys for 24 
years, spent his eighth season with the U.S. 
Olympians this year. Interviewed by the 
Boston Globe in October in Villa Olimpica, 
Mexico City, Dan termed those eight sea- 
sons "very worthwhile and tremendously 
rewarding." At the time of the interview, 
he was anxiously awaiting the arrival of 
wife Maria and son Sean. 

Tim Riley's daughter Sue Burnett Riley 
was married in August to Frederick Ben- 
nitt. The ceremony was performed in the 
First Parish Church, Brunswick. 


Neal W. Allen Jr. 
Department of History 
Union College 
Schenectady, N. Y. 12308 

William Bellamy has been appointed vice 
president and general manager of Farns- 
worth Mailing Service of Boston. 

James Blunt was promoted to colonel in 
a ceremony at Ft. Sam Houston July 17. 
He is now serving as chief of professional 
services in the Fourth Army surgeon's 

Donald Bradeen returned from a year's 
sabbatical in Greece on June 27. 

Paul Hermann is the new city manager 
of Gardiner. His return to Maine follows 
a several years' stay in Asbury Park, N.J., 
where he was also a city manager. 

Thomas Lineham Jr. retired from the 
Air Force in July. At that time he expected 
to complete his M.S.L.S. at Catholic Uni- 


versity and join Florida Tech as an asso- 
ciate librarian. 

The Rt. Rev. Russell Novello was one 
of two principal speakers at an ecumenical 
meeting of Christian education teachers 
and workers of Protestant and Catholic 
Churches in Melrose, Mass. 

Dr. Linwood Rowe's son Linwood Jr. 
was married to Cynthia Ronan in June. 

Payson Tucker's son Jack was married 
in June to Martha Louise Estes. 

Dr. Ross Wilson represented Bowdoin at 
the October inauguration of President 
Thomas Dutton Terry, S.J., at the Univer- 
sity of Santa Clara. 


Henry A. Shorey 
Bridgton 04009 

Wallace Campbell is currently manager 
of Carte Blanche International and man- 
aging director of Carte Blanche Ltd. in 

Frank Davis, a vice president of Amer- 
ican Express, has returned to New York 
from Zurich to take charge of the adminis- 
tration of A.E.'s European banking offices. 

Charles Edwards transferred in May 
from the U.S. AID Mission in Tunisia to 
the AID Mission in Lagos, Nigeria, as ad- 
visor in higher education and public ad- 
ministration. He expects to be in the U.S. 
on home leave during the summer of 1969. 

Everett Giles wrote in June: "The boys 
(Ralph and Richard) have had a wonder- 
fully happy and successful year at Friend's 
School in Lancaster, England. At ages nine 
and eleven they traveled across England 
during the holidays by themselves." 

Edward Kollmann, dean of admissions 
and registrar of Hampton Institute, was 
awarded a centennial medallion at the June 
commencement exercises in recognition of 
his contributions to the Institute. Ed writes: 
"If anyone is interested in education at a 
leading predominately Negro college and 
what it may mean to a college like Bow- 
doin at this time, I can offer our experi- 

Rupert Neily wrote in June: "Rupe III 
graduating from Maine. . . . Katherine 
graduating from Waynflete and entering 
Drew U. in the fall. . . . Sandra entering 
sophomore class at Middlebury. . . . Dad 
and Mom are 'broke'!" 

Robert Shropshire is currently marketing 
vice-president, special products at Lever 


John L. Baxter Jr. 

603 Atuater Road 

Lake Oswego, Ore. 97034 

Peace Corps. She and Ernest Jurick were 
married last December and trained for the 
Corps at Baker, La. 

Joseph Chandler became an instructor 
in business and economics at the Univer- 
sity of Maine's Portland campus in Septem- 

William Georgitis's son James '68 was 
married in June to Pamela Hogan. 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Ernest Haskell, whose mother 
Mrs. Emma L. Haskell, died on Aug. 6. 

Dr. Stan Herrick Jr.'s daughter Sarah 
was married in June to Lt. Kenneth Iwas- 
hita. Also in June, Stan became director 
of medical services at Central Maine Gen- 
eral Hospital, a newly-created post. 

Joseph McKay, a partner in George S. 
Gentle Co., has been elected to the Board 
of Trustees of Ricker College. 

Barry Zimman was surprised to find him- 
self the subject of a "You Didn't Know, 
But it's Your Day in the Sunday Post" pro- 
file on Oct. 6. The president and treasurer 
of Zimman's store in Lynn, Mass., was 
characterized as a man whose "career in 
the mercantile field is truly brilliant." 

'43 1 

ohn F. Jaques 
312 Pine Street 
South Portland 04106 

Arthur Benoit's daughter Michele Jurick 
is in Lome, Togo, West Africa, with the 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to David Brandenburg, whose eldest 
son David J. H. Brandenburg, died in May. 

The Rev. Alfred Burns, a pastor of St. 
Luke's Church, East Greenwich, R.I., con- 
ducted a course on "Eighth Century 
Prophets of Israel: Their Message for To- 
day" this fall. The course was one of three 
co-sponsored by five area churches. 

Donald Cross, assistant professor of Eng- 
lish at Upsala College, has been appointed 
chairman of the New Jersey National 
Council of Teachers of English. 

Col. Paul LaFond is in Vietnam for the 
second time. He previously served as the 
senior Marine officer to the Admiral in an 
amphibious group of the Navy stationed 
in the Philippines. For his part in 13 raids 
on Vietnam, he was awarded the Naval 
Commendation. He also holds the Silver 
Star for his participation in action on Oki- 
nawa in 1945. 

John Matthews Jr., faculty chairman of 
the program for management development 
at Harvard's Graduate School of Business 
Administration, is chairing a committee 
which will determine what the school can 
do to contribute to the solution of racial 
problems in the U.S. 

Stanley Ochmanski's son Stan Jr. was 
married in August to Patricia Stevenson 

Wendell Plummer is working for West- 
inghouse making display tubes for the ra- 
dar in the F4C's. He wrote in June, "If 
any Bowdoin men are ever out this way, 
we'd be glad to see them." The Plummers 
live at 150 Overlook Dr., Horseheads, N.Y. 

State Senator Joseph Sewall served as 
finance chairman for State Representative 
Denny Shute's Second District Congres- 
sional campaign. He was also appointed to 
the Legislative Research Committee in 

Edward Simonds's son Charles was mar- 
ried in August to Joan Gulliver of Water- 

Dr. Bruce Thayer Jr. is the new medical 
director of Connecticut Medical Service. 



Ross Williams 
23 Alta Place 
Yonkers, N. Y. 


Dick Benjamin and his wife celebrated 
their 25th anniversary early in September. 
A party in their honor was held at the 
home of Mrs. Benjamin's mother, Mrs. 
Dorothy Hansen. 

Vance Bourjaily has contributed an essay 
concerning his work to the recently pub- 
lished Talks With Authors. The book is 
available from Southern Illinois University 

Allan Boyd celebrated his 20th year at 
Ryan Aeronautical Co. of San Diego last 
May. He is an estimating supervisor. 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Sandy Burpee, whose mother, Mrs. 
Katherine J. Kellam Burpee, died in July. 

Republican Arthur Curtis narrowly de- 
feated the Democratic incumbent William 
Hennessy to gain a legislative seat repre- 
senting the towns of Bowdoin, Bowdoin- 
ham, Richmond, Georgetown, and West 
Bath. Art is a veteran selectman and town 
manager of Bowdoinham. He has also 
served as fire chief and tax collector. 

Walter Daniels has been promoted by 
the American Optical Corp. to national 
manager, branches. 

Norman Duggan, dental officer at Bruns- 
wick's Naval Air Station, was elevated to 
captain in July. 

George Eberhardt, vice president of the 
John F. Rich Co. in Philadelphia, has been 
elected to the board of directors. 

James Higgins attended the Sesquicen- 
tennial Convocation of Saint Louis Univer- 
sity in October as Bowdoin's representative. 

Otis Putnam Jr. has been elected presi- 
dent of the Ricker Alumni Association in 

Bob Schnabel, who is academic dean of 
Concordia Senior College in Fort Wayne, 
Ind., writes that his son Mark was married 
to Loretta Carbaugh a year ago and Bob 
is now the grandfather of young Heather 
Lynn. Disliking the title of "grandfather," 
Bob says he merely has a boy with a beau- 
tiful new daughter. 

Donald Scott Jr. is now the dean of 
Bryan College in Dayton, Tenn. He earned 
his Ph.D. at Florida State University. Don 
has four future Bowdoin men: Donald 
(15), John (12), David (8), and Daniel 

Dr. Robert Stuart defeated his Demo- 
cratic opponent in the State Senate race in 

Dr. Fred Whittaker has been elected sec- 
retary of the American Association of 
Theological Schools. He is also a member 
of the executive committee. 

Ross Williams is now professor of ocean 
science and engineering at Columbia. He 
is also continuing his affiliation with Co- 
lumbia's oceanographic research center at 
Tudor Hill, Bermuda. 


Fred Clarkson Jr. is the new president 
of the Hartford Chapter of the Association 
of Industrial Advertisers for 1968-69. 

A memorial fund in honor of Harold 
Lee, M.D., has been established by the 
staff of Medfield State Hospital. The fund 
will be used to create a scholarship in Dr. 
Lee's name. 


WOODS '47 

In October Dr. Melvin Lehrman at- 
tended the centennial ceremony at Oregon 
State as Bowdoin's representative. 

William Maclntyre wrote in June: "Af- 
ter three years in Geneva, Switzerland, as 
European legal director for Du Pont, I am 
returning to the States this summer and 
shall again be located in Wilmington, Del. 
Our oldest son, Steve, is entering the Class 
of 72." 

John Merrill was sworn in early in July 
as assistant county attorney for Somerset 
County. He is the first person to hold the 
newly-created post. 

Dr. Fred Pierce Jr. has returned to the 
southern hospitality of Richmond, Va., as 
medical supervisor of Spruance Fibers. 

Waldo Pray won an Associated Press 
award for his feature story, "Requiem for 
an Airman," which appeared in the Maine 
Sunday Telegram. It was Waldo's fourth 
award from the New England AP News 
Executives Association. 

Herbert Sawyer of Portland has resigned 
as U.S. commissioner in order to devote 
more time to his law practice. 

Chandler Schmalz is in Durham, N.C., 
supervising product development work for 
the fibers department of Hercules New 
Fibers R&D laboratories. He would like 
to hear from any Bowdoin men in the area 
or traveling through. 

Robert Shanahan has been named mar- 
keting manager of the distributor products 
division of Pierce & Stevens Chemical 

Norman Tronerud is teaching French at 
Marblehead Senior High. Well-known also 
as a painter-sculptor, Norman has exhib- 
ited his works at the gallery of the Art 
Guild in Marblehead. 

Myron Waks is among 11 attorneys ap- 
pointed as trial examiners for the National 
Labor Relations Board. 

David Wetherell is a student at Earlham 
School of Religion and a part-time pastor 
at Friends' Meeting in Richmond, Ind. 

Phil Wilder Jr. and wife Barbara have 
bought a house at 5900 Carissa Ave., 
Bakersfield, Calif. They made the move 
from Indiana in July. Their eldest daugh- 
ter Anne entered Ripon in September. 


Morris A. Densmore 

933 Princeton Boulevard, S.E. 

Grand Rapids, Mich. 49506 

William Dennen, editor of Beacon Press, 
discussed writing for children at the League 
of Vermont Writers summer institute. 

Henry Dixon Jr. wrote in June: "Am 
alumni director at Berwick Academy in 
addition to my duties as chairman of the 
mathematics department. Have been here 
since 1960. I recently bought an 85-acre 
farm in North Berwick (seven miles from 

Donald Fisher is the new vice president 
and actuary of Government Employees 
Life Insurance Co. 

Loring Hart has been named dean of 
faculty at Norwich University in North- 
field, Vt. 

Ed Marston in July was elected presi- 
dent of the Maiden Cooperative Bank. He 
succeeds his father Lawrence '17 who has 
retired in Massachusetts. 

Harold Nectow, president of Duchess 
Footwear Corp., and owner of the South 
Berwick Shoe Co., has purchased the Bus- 
kens branded division of BGS Shoe Corp., 
Manchester, N.H. 

Dr. Gerald Nowlis wrote in July of the 
Bowdoin Undergraduates Civil Rights Or- 
ganization: "Allow me to add that for 
many of us this new turn of events at 
Bowdoin seems infinitely more significant 
than anything that conceivably could hap- 
pen to the football team. As a white alum- 
nus, I have renewed interest in seeing one 
or more of my sons attend Bowdoin." 


Kenneth M. Schubert 
5 Harvey Court 
Morristoun, N. J. 07960 

Lt. Col. William Augerson is back at 
Walter Reed Hospital after his return from 
Chu Lai, Vietnam, where he served as divi- 
sion surgeon. 

Irving Backman, for the second consecu- 
tive year, is the Mutual Life Insurance Co. 
of New York's leading salesman in volume 
and was president of the field force. 

Dr. Llewellyn Cooper was among a 
group of 13 physicians who traveled 
throughout Europe on a goodwill tour in 
September. The trip was organized by the 
U.S. Cultural Exchange Program. 

Corydon Dunham Jr. has been appointed 
vice president and general attorney by NBC 
in New York. 

George Erswell Jr. wrote in June: "Am 
now in Chicago for United States Gypsum 
Co. as production engineer, insulation 
board supervisor. Betty and I and the chil- 
dren welcome all Bowdoin folks to our 
home, 816 N. Irving Ave., Wheaton, 111." 

Lewis Fickett Jr. delivered the annual 
Rabindranath Tagore memorial lecture at 
the University of Virginia in May. 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Jim Hall, whose father Walter S. 
Hall, died on Aug. 7. 

Dr. Clement Hiebert participated in a 
documentary special on WMTW-TV during 
September. He conducted a tour of the 
SS Hope, hospital ship of Project Hope. 
Dr. Hiebert is now associated with the 
Maine Medical Center in Portland and the 
Massachusetts General Hospital. 

Joseph Holman was elected a vice presi- 
dent of the Maine Bar Association in 

William Lamparter has joined the Cen- 
tury Furniture Co. of Hickory, N.C., as 
vice president. 

Fuller Marshall is operating a real es- 
tate and insurance business in Duxbury. 
He and wife Carol have five children. Vir- 
ginia entered Wheaton in September. 

Robert Morrell has been appointed to 
the board of trustees of the Brunswick 
Sewer District. His term will expire in 
April of 1970. 

Phillips Ryder wrote in June: "Have 
been for some time involved with various 
phases of EDP activity for New England 
Telephone Co. Currently responsible for 


coordinating the introduction of large scale 
EDP applications for five accounting of- 
fices in Massachusetts. Daughter Sandra 
attends Endicott Jr. College in Beverly, 
Mass. . . . Wife Charlotte still as chic and 
lovely as ever." 

Bernard Toscani has been named dean 
of the American College of Monaco which 
accepted its charter class students in Sep- 
tember. The new position is also a fine one 
for his wife, Odette (Noslier) because she 
will be in line for roles in the grand opera 
at Monte Carlo and Marseilles. 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Roger Walker, whose father 
Thomas B. Walker '06, died on Oct. 15. 

Joseph Woods has been elected presi- 
dent of Associated Construction Publica- 
tions Inc. Joe is the publisher of Construc- 
tioneer magazine. 


C. Cabot Easton 
2 Tobey Lane 
Andovcr, Mass. 01810 

The Rev. John Alexander was the key 
speaker for the fifth annual meeting of the 
Rocky Mountain Association of Congrega- 
tional Christian Churches held in Septem- 
ber. He is associate executive secretary of 
the National Association of Congregation- 
al Christian Churches. 

Hartley Baxter II joined George C. Shaw 
Co. in South Portland recently as promo- 
tion and advertising director. 

George Berkley is now living at 86 Wal- 
tham St., Boston 02118. He is a senior 
planner for the U.S. Regional Commission. 

Cab Easton became director of develop- 
ment at the Harvard Graduate School of 
Design in July. 

The Rev. Bill Gordon, pastor of the 
North Bridgton Congregational Church, 
has opened the Marimar Book Store on 
Maine St. in Brunswick. 

John Holmes has been named an asso- 
ciate in the commercial and investment di- 
vision of Walter Hall Realtors. He is a 
Greater Boston real estate specialist. 

James Longley was elected secretary of 
the governing Executive Committee of the 
Million Dollar Round Table in June. The 
Lewiston life insurance agent is affiliated 
with New England Life. 

The Rev. William Rogers assumed his 
duties Nov. 1 as assistant minister of the 
First Congregational Church of Ridgefield, 

Herbert Silsby II has been elected to the 
executive committee of the Maine Bar As- 

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Joseph Atwood served as business and 
professional chairman for the 1968-69 
United Fund Drive in Sudbury, Mass. 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Jim Bonney, whose father, Albert 
L. Bonney, died on July 15. 

Paul Callahan has been appointed assis- 
tant product manager of ammunition by 
the Remington Arms Co. Inc. 

Reid Cross Jr. is now director of cor- 
porate planning and business development 
for Pitney-Bowes Inc. 

Paul Hennessey is the supervisor of 
teachers in Vermont's continuing program 
to teach English and orient the migrant 

Puerto Rican farm workers who come to 
the state every summer. 

William Ireland Jr. has been elected 
president of the Massachusetts Bankers As- 

Milton MacDonald is a guidance coun- 
selor at Pentucket Regional School. 

Mac Macomber has been appointed ex- 
ecutive director of Legal Services for Cape 
Cod and Islands, Inc. Mac invites any in- 
terested Bowdoin men and their families 
to drop in at his office (138 Winter St., 
Hyannis) when they are on the Cape, and 
offer any suggestions on the program. 

Lt. Col. Emlen Martin Jr. wrote in June: 
"I am presently serving as an exchange of- 
ficer with the Canadian Forces Headquar- 
ters in Ottawa, Canada, with specific re- 
sponsibility AS Design Authority for aero- 
space guidance and control systems." 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Mai Morrell Jr. whose father died 
on Oct. 18. 

George Paradis is an English instructor 
at Southern Maine Vocational Technical 
Institute and a graduate student at the 
Breadloaf School of English at Middlebury 

Don and Janet Pletts's daughter Lee has 
been awarded a Ford Foundation Fellow- 
ship in biochemistry. She earned her B.S. 
at the University of Florida in June. 

Edwin Sample has joined the manage- 
ment of Manufacturers Box Co. 

Theodore Tatsios has been promoted to 
associate professor at Elmira College. 

Ken Warner, Aroostook County's top 
fisheries biologist for several years, has 
been named to head the Fishery Division's 
new Research Facility at the University of 
Maine's South Campus. 


Richard A. Morrfxl 
2 Breckan Road 
Brunswick 04011 

Hal Arnoldy has been promoted to di- 
rector of advertising and promotion for 
U.S. Plywood. 

Robert Barlow is serving as special as- 
sistant to Donald Hornig, the President's 
chief science adviser. He has been with the 
Office of Science and Technology since it 
was created in 1962. 

Peter Barnard, director of development 
at Pine Manor Junior College, attended the 
American Alumni Council's second annual 
Institute in Educational Fund Raising and 

Herbert Bennett has been presented an 
award of exceptional merit by the Amer- 
ican Trial Lawyers Association. He was 
cited for his "outstanding judgment in 
translating an organizational budget into 
the vital and meaningful support that made 
possible one of the nation's foremost edu- 
cational teaching programs." 

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Robert Bolles has been named to the 
industrial relations staff of Eagle Pencil Co. 

Dr. Joseph Britton opened a private 
practice of general surgery in March. After 
he left the Navy, he and the family moved 
to Rochester, N.H. 

Chris Crowell Jr. wrote in June: "Re- 
cently became a partner in Swiedler Build- 
ing Co., Weston, Mass. Am responsible, as 
before, for house design and subdivision 
design and development. All of which 
feeds me and my ego, and Doris, three 
nearly-grown children, and assorted pets." 

Phil Danforth Jr. graduated with honors 
from the Graduate School of Savings Bank- 
ing at Brown University in June. The 
school is sponsored by the National Asso- 
ciation of Mutual Savings Banks. 

Family planning was Dr. Edward Day's 
topic at a fall meeting of the Exchange 
Club of New Haven. The obstetrician and 
gynecologist is a staff member at the Yale- 
New Haven Hospital. 

In November Charles Freeman repre- 
sented the College at the inauguration of 
Dr. Benjamin Payton as president of Bene- 
dict College, Columbia, S.C. 

Corydon Hardy retired from the Navy 
in August after 21 years of active duty. At 
that time, he planned to move to Maine, 
along with wife Mimi and the three chil- 
dren, to find a "permanent address." 

Richard Herrick Jr. received an M.S. in 
Natural Science from the Graduate School 
of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in June. 

Lt. Cmdr. Marshall Hills is the new 
commanding officer of Naval Reserve Of- 
ficers School in Augusta. 

Guy Johnson Jr.'s son Guy III is in 
Lubeck, Germany, under the American 
Friends Service Committee's program of 
international living. He is attending the 
Thomas Mann School. 

Charles Lovejoy Jr. and Janet Spinney 
Currier were married in August. They are 
living in Duxbury, Mass. Janet is the 
daughter of Leon Spinney '26 and Mrs. 
Spinney of Topsham. 

Fred Malone wrote in June that he and 
wife Nancy should be leaving Abadan, 
Iran, during the summer. As head of Sys- 
tems Analysis, Fred acts as a consulting 
chief analyst for a number of companies. 
"Conversion to the IBM 360/65 makes us 
one of the bigger computer installations in 
this part of the world — but management 
still lags far behind technology. We are 
considering a return to Colorado or an- 
other overseas position," he concluded. 

Alfred Nicholson has been appointed 
dean of admissions and chairman of the 
scholarship committee at Culver Military 
Academy in Culver, Ind. 

Zimri Oseland Jr. represented Bowdoin 
in October at the inauguration of President 
Drushal of the College of Wooster. 

James Schoenthaler, chairman of the 
Maine Employment Commission, discussed 
Maine's underemployment at the Maine 
State Federated Labor Council meeting in 
Waterville. He told the delegates that the 
current low rate of unemployment was 
"nothing to cheer about" because of the 
low wage rate which prevails in the state. 

Don Snyder Jr. wrote in August: "We 
have moved to Hopkinton, N.H. (just west 
of Concord) and on the 19th of August, 
expanded to six with the arrival of How- 
ard and Julie — both born in May." 

Dave Spector has been promoted to pro- 
fessor of history and government at Russell 
Sage College, Troy, N.Y. He is chairman 
of the Russell Sage group of Phi Beta 




Kappa faculty who will undergo inspection 
for a college chapter this year. During the 
summer, Dave was a Visiting Professor of 
History at Colorado State University. 

Donald Steele is the first layman to serve 
as dean of men at Cranwell School in Len- 
ox, Mass. He took the post in September. 

Foster Tallman wrote enthusiastically in 
June: "Having a 41 racing sloop designed 
by Halsey C. Herreshoff, built by Bristol 
Yachts of Bristol, R.I. Launching due mid- 
September '68. Am now CO Special 
Troops, 78th Div. Tng. USAR. There are 
some 525 officers and men in the Special 
Troops Command. Am looking for recruits 
for the racing sloop and the USAR unit." 

Dave Verrill now boasts two sons at 
Bowdoin. Dana '72 joined brother Ted '71 
at the Zete house. 

Fred Weidner III sang "The Evangelist" 
in a performance of Bach's St. Matthew's 
Passion at Easter with the Oratorio Society 
of New Jersey and the Symphony. The 
Newark Evening News reviewed Fred as 
"a fine Evangelist." 

Maj. Bruce White Jr. returned recently 
from Danang, Vietnam. Now Chief Ser- 
vices Division Officer at Kirkland AFB, Al- 
buquerque, N.M., Bruce will retire Dec. 
31. The Whites and their three children 
live in Roswell. 


Louis J. Siroy 
1 Richmond Street 
Nashua, N. H. 03060 

Robert Blanchard, superintendent of 
Montclair, N.J., schools, was the June com- 
mencement speaker at the Montclair Aca- 

Dave Getchell, editor of the National 
Fisherman, authored in the June issue an 
article on the trend toward international 
control of the seas. 

Leonard Gilley has joined the English 
faculty at Farmington State as an associate 
professor. He earned his Ph.D. at the Uni- 
versity of Denver. His poem "Mount Des- 
ert Island, Me." appeared in the Sept. 7 
issue of the New York Times. 

Keith Harrison is now with the Arthur 
D. Little Co. in Boston. 

Tom Juko is the chairman of the Board 
of Appeals of the Planning Board in Dud- 
ley, Mass. 

The Rev. Donald Mathison wrote in 
June: "Daughter Holly's little brother 
Douglas arrived on April 6. I picked up a 
master's degree in elementary education 
from Boston University this spring." 

James "Buddy" Murtha has been pro- 
moted to Lt. Colonel in the Army. 

Garrett Sheahan, vice president of N. W. 
Ayer & Son in the Chicago office, has 
joined the Boston office staff where he will 
have responsibilities in account manage- 
ment and business development. 

Bud Thompson is one of three men who 
have been promoted to vice presidencies 
of the Bank of Minneapolis. 

George Vose has been promoted to as- 
sistant to the director for research and 
training at the Jackson Laboratory in Bar 


Adrian L. Asherman 
21 Cherry Hill Drive 
Waterville 04901 

Hebron Adams writes that he will be 
living in Lancaster, England (78 Meadow 
Park, Galgate) for "about one more year" 
before he returns to the Washington area. 
When the Adams were in Denmark last 
spring, they visited Jorgen Knudsen and 
his family. "Otherwise, no Bowdoin con- 
tacts lately," Hebron reports. 

Raymond Biggar and Mrs. Margaret A. 
S. Herz were married on April 17. He is 
teaching Medieval English literature, lin- 
guistics, and English for foreign students 
at Boston College. 

Charles Ericson and his wife welcomed 
their fifth child and fourth son, Donald 
Merwin, on Jan. 16. 

Dick Hall has been promoted to execu- 
tive vice president of the Old Colony Trust 
Co. in Boston. 

Emerson Joy served as chairman of the 
fall membership campaign of the Greater 
Boston Chamber of Commerce. He is an 
insurance broker for the John C. Paige Co. 

Nguyen Ngoc Linh is presently director 
general of Vietnam Press Agency which 
is the equivalent of the Associated Press in 
the U.S. He is concurrently professor and 
head of the Department of Journalism, 
Dalat University. Linh writes that he will 
be happy to entertain any Bowdoin men 
who happen to be in the area. (His phone 
number is 20.951.) 

John Phillips is the new director of sala- 
ry administration and personnel research 
for New England Mutual Life Insurance 
Co. in Boston. 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Sumner Tiede, whose father Dr. 
Joseph W. Tiede, died on Oct. 17. 

Michael von Heune wrote in June: 
"Still living in Paris and working as invest- 
ments research officer for Morgan Guar- 
anty. Still finding both rewarding and stim- 

William Whiting Jr. is chairman of the 
math department at Reading High School. 


Albert C. K. Chun-Hoon, M.D. 
1418 Alewa Drive 
Honolulu, Hawaii 96817 

Jonathan Bartlett and Elsa Jaffe were 
married in June. He is a freelance writer 
and editor. His wife is a doctoral candi- 

date at the Harvard Graduate School of 

Charles Bergeron Jr., manager of indus- 
trial relations for Popular Markets Inc., is 
now living at 725 Stony Hill Rd., Wilbra- 
ham, Mass. 01095. 

John Day wrote in June: "After five 
fascinating years of political work in 
Greece, I expect to return to Washington 
this fall to become chairman of the Junior 
Foreign Service Officers' course at the For- 
eign Service Institute." 

David Dodd represented Bowdoin at the 
inauguration of the Very Rev. Terrance 
Toland as president of St. Joseph's College, 
Philadelphia, Pa. 

Peter Gittinger has been named assis- 
tant headmaster of Rectory School in 
Woodstock, Conn. 

Alfred Haller Jr. is teaching biology at 
New Milford High School in Connecticut. 

Dr. John Harthorne and Christa Hein- 
rich exchanged wedding vows in June. He 
is a cardiologist at Massachusetts General 

Ronald Lagueux has been appointed one 
of two new Superior Court judges in Rhode 
Island. He was vacationing at his Drakes 
Island retreat, where there is no telephone, 
when the appointment was made. Governor 
Chafee had to call his neighbors and ask 
them to relay the message. 

Tom Lathrop has been elected vice presi- 
dent of public relations and advertising 
for the Triton Insurance Group. The Lath- 
rops live in Guthrie, Okla. 

Peter Perkins attended the annual con- 
gress of the Guild of Carillonneurs of 
North America at Lake Wales, Fla. in 
June. He represented the Northfield School 
for Girls where he instructs girls in playing 
a 47-bell carillon. Peter also finds time to 
teach French. 

Dr. Gleason Rand Jr. has been elected 
to the board of directors of the Maine Op- 
tometric Association. 

Dan Silver was recently awarded a mas- 
ter of laws in taxation degree and he has 
joined Schnader, Harrison, Segal, and Lew- 
is of Philadelphia. 

Dr. Ogden Small has been elected presi- 
dent of the Maine Optometric Association. 

William Wyatt Jr., professor of classics 
at Brown University, was awarded a mas- 
ter of arts degree ad eundem in June. 



Horace A. Hildreth Jr. 
Suite 507 

465 Congress Sereet 
Portland 04111 


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Dean Barrett has been named Putnam 
County Commissioner of Jurors. He and 
his family (wife Patricia and four children) 
live in Mahopac, N.Y. 

Dr. David Carlson represented the Col- 
lege at the October dedication of the John 
Lyman Auditorium commemorating the 
75th Anniversary of the founding of South- 
ern Connecticut State College. 

Robert Cushman served as special gifts 
chairman of the Marblehead-Massachusetts 
Bay United Fund campaign. He is a reg- 
istered representative of H. C. Wainwright 

Al Farrington writes that classmate Rich- 
ard Salsman has moved to Boston with the 
Insurance Company of North America as 
head of the group department. His new 
address is P.O. Box 1793 (1 Center Plaza), 
Boston 02105. 

James Furlong has been appointed as- 
sistant regional manager, mortgage loan 


department, at Aetna Life & Casualty. 

Robert Goddard served as publicity 
chairman for the Marblehead-Massachu- 
setts Bay United Fund campaign. 

Ronald Gray has been appointed acting 
cashier of the Buffalo Branch of the Fed- 
eral Reserve Bank of New York. 

Skip Howard is now teaching mathe- 
matics and coaching tennis and hockey at 
St. George's, a prep school for boys at 
Newport, R.I. Skip received his M.A. in 
Liberal Studies from Wesleyan in June. 

Rod Huntress Jr. wrote in June: "Main- 
taining status quo as of last report: one 
wife, three children, twelfth year with Air 
Reduction, general manager of welding 
products division, living in Connecticut, 
commuting to Manhattan and the rest of 
the U.S. all too frequently. Annual July 
respite at Pemaquid Beach including stop 
at Union Book Store for one year's supply 
of ever larger Bowdoin sweatshirts. In sum, 
all is well." 

John Kaler was inducted as a fellow of 
the Life Management Institute of the Life 
Office Management Association late in Sep- 
tember. He has been associated with the 
company for 12 years. 

George Mitchell Jr., former Maine Dem- 
ocratic State chairman, was elected a na- 
tional committeeman in August. 

Maj. Roswell Moore Jr. received the 
Army Commendation Medal in July near 
Cu Chi, Vietnam for meritorious service. 

Charles Orcutt Jr. wrote in June: "The 
entire family has participated in restoring 
a 200-year-old cape in Eliot, Me., on the 
banks of the Piscataquis River. We spend 
summers there and the welcome mat is al- 
ways out." 

Ettore Piraino is Eastchester (N.Y. ) 
High School's new dean of guidance. He is 
also a doctoral candidate in guidance and 
pyschology at Columbia. 

Dr. Louis Schwartz and two associates 
have opened a branch office for the prac- 
tice of obstetrics and gynecology in the 
Wapping Professional Center, South Wind- 
sor, Conn. 

Dr. James Smith has returned to Bath 
to join his father, Dr. Joseph Smith and 
his uncle, Dr. Jacob Smith, at their Front 
St. offices. He has also been appointed to 
the Bath Memorial Hospital medical staff. 


Lloyd O. Bishop 
Wilmington College 
Wilmington, N. C. 28401 

Dave Anderson sent word in June that 
his first daughter, Catherine, was born on 
March 1. She joins big brothers Marc (6) 
and Chuck (3). Catherine's godfather is 
Charles Janson-LaPalme '55. 

James Anwyll Jr. has been appointed as- 
sistant general manager of the Marvellum 
Division of Ludlow Corp. in Holyoke, 

Spencer Apollonio is the newly-appointed 
oceanographer for the state of Maine. He 
presented the results of a two-year study 
on the life cycle of the Maine shrimp at 
the September meetings of the York and 
Cumberland County Marine Fisheries Ex- 
tension committees. His presentation fo- 
cused on the influence of the environment 
on the abundance of shrimp and their dis- 
tribution in the Gulf of Maine. 

The Rev. James Babcock wrote recently: 
"We adopted Bruce Andrew (5 mos. ) last 
December. He and his sister Jennifer 
(2'/2 ) are keeping Nancy and me young 

and thin. I am in my third year as rector 
of Trinity Church, Canton, Mass. We 
broke ground in May for a third-of-a- 
million-dollar church at the base of the 
Blue Hill on Rt. 125. Hope to be in by 
Christmas. I continue to serve on the 
Diocesan Council and as a delegate to the 
Provincial Synod." 

Richard Carleton and wife Diane spent 
June in Europe on a combination business 
and pleasure trip. Dick says they both 
spent "hours pouring over guide books" 
before their departure. 

Forrest Cook Jr. was elected president 
of his class (1968) at the Stonier Gradu- 
ate School of Banking, Rutgers. He is also 
second vice president of the Boston Chap- 
ter American Institute of Banking. 

Russell Crowell is now associated with 
Chamberlin Rubber Co. in Rochester, N.Y. 

Whitmore Garland and his wife became 
the parents of Jean Elizabeth on July 22. 

Wallace Harper Jr. was recently awarded 
the Chartered Life Underwriter designation 
by the American College of Life Under- 
writers in Philadelphia. He is director of 
health insurance for Mutual of New York. 

Robert Hawley has been awarded the 
M.A. in Liberal Studies at Wesleyan. 

The Rev. Stanley Johnson left the First 
Congregational Church in Lee, Mass., in 
June. He is now serving as pastor of the 
First Congregational Church on the Vil- 
lage Green in Falmouth, Cape Cod. 

M/Sgt. Thomas LaCourse was named 
the Outstanding Senior Non-commissioned 
Officer of the quarter in his unit at Kelly 
AFB, Tex. He is a communications super- 

Dave Lavender, director of development 
at Carleton College, served on the faculty 
of the American Alumni Council's annual 
Institute in Educational Fund Raising and 
Development held at the University of 

John Manningham is living in Ridgefield, 
Conn., where he is the industry marketing 
manager for the Data Processing Division 
of I.B.M. 

Wilfrid Parent II has moved from Sol- 
dier Pond, Me., to Pisgah Forest, N.C. He 
is a counselor with the Schenk Job Corps 

Maj. Donald Philbin and Carolyn Ann 
Wittrock exchanged wedding vows in the 
Chapel of Sandia Base, Albuquerque, N.M. 
in July. 

Peter Pirnie and his wife Carolyn are 
living in Brussels where he is one of the 
Chase Manhattan Bank representatives at- 
tached to the Banque de Commerce. 

Camille Sarrouf has been elected a State 
committeeman of the American Trial Law- 
yers Association. 

Robert Vose has been advanced to as- 
sociate actuary, individual actuarial de- 
partment, by Connecticut General Life 



Kenneth Winter is now an assistant pro- 
fessor of philosophy at Shippensburg State 
College, Pa. He is working on his doc- 
torate at Columbia. 



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Ncedham, Mass. 02192 


William Beeson III has joined the staff 
of the Alley Theatre as assistant publicity 
director. The Alley is located in Houston, 

Dave Bird recently transferred from 
Chicago to Fair Lawn, N.J., as assistant 
branch manager of Coats and Clark. 

Dr. John Burns is a clinical instructor 
in oral surgery at the N.Y.U. College of 

Dr. Herb Caverly II defeated his local 
Bath opponent in September to become 
ward two councilman. 

Norman Cohen is a partner in the Bos- 
ton law firm of Palmer, Dodge, Gardner 
and Bradford. 

Dr. Salvatore Compagnone has been ap- 
pointed to the courtesy staff of the Milford 
Hospital in Franklin, Mass. 

George deLyra's paintings were the sub- 
ject of a story in the Christian Science 
Monitor. A faculty member at the Port- 
land School of Fine and Applied Arts, 
George is an artist in gouache, oils, water- 
color, and the graphic media. The com- 
mentary said of him, "He is so dexterous 
with proportion and dimension that his 
compositions work, and by his emphatic 
simplifications he achieves something of 
pure beauty." 

Roland Emero is the new secretary of 
the Reliability Chapter, Boston Section, In- 
stitute of Electrical and Electronics Engin- 
eers Inc. 

Morgan Haskell wrote in June: "We 
moved from Connecticut to South Caro- 
lina during the past year and now live in 
the beautiful Piedmont. I was elected' 
president of Brunswick Worsted Mills Inc. 
this spring. The company moved its cor- 
porate headquarters to Pickens, S.C." 

David Holmes represented Bowdoin at 
the September inauguration of President 
White at Randolph-Macon College in Ash- 
land, Va. 

Peter Holmes is now an assistant pro- 
fessor of biology at the University of 
Maine at Portland. 

Philip Lee Jr. wrote in June that he was 
in Europe for the summer on a Faculty 
Foreign Fellowship granted by Macalester 
College where he teaches French. He 
hoped to be doing research in the libraries 
of Paris and Lyon. 

Dr. Richard Loughry opened a private 
practice in general surgery in Cheyenne, 
Wyo., in July. 

John Maloney was appointed assistant 


general chairman of New Britain's United 
Appeal. He is secretary of W. L. Hatch Co. 

Alan Messer has joined Bankers Nation- 
al Life Insurance Co. 

Carroll Pennell II wrote in lune: "If 
any alumni in the New York area would 
like (a) a teaching position anywhere in 
the world, or (b) one or more black kit- 
tens (A.K.C. registered Brooklyn Heights 
Blacks), please call us. We're in the 
Brooklyn book." 

lack Seelye has transferred into the 
teaching area of I.B.M. as a staff member 
of the Systems Research Institute in New 

Tom Wilder has received the Rossiter 
W. Raymond Award from the American 
Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and Pet- 
roleum Engineers. 


John C. Finn 
G Palmer Road 
Beverly, Mass. 01915 

Donald Bennett Jr. has been named pri- 
mary metals market manager of the Nor- 
ton Co.'s Grinding Wheel Division in 
Worcester, Mass. 

Dr. Harry Carpenter Jr. served as chair- 
man of the Topsfield, Mass., United Fund 

Richard Chase has been elected assis- 
tant trust officer by the Board of Directors 
of the State Street Bank and Trust Co. 

Dr. Stephen Colodny has opened a new 
practice in obstetrics and gynecology at 
27927 South Deep Valley Dr., Rolling 
Hills Estates, Calif. 

Robert DeLucia is associated with the 
Army Sentinel Systems Evaluation Agency 
at White Sands Missile Range, N.M. 

Maj. Donald Dyer Jr. wrote in June: 
"Returned from a one-year's tour in Viet- 
nam last July. Spent a wonderful summer 
vacation in Maine with my family: Mari- 
on, Don, and Donna. I have been assigned 
to Fort Belvoir, Va., since August 1967." 

Tom Fraser has been promoted to man- 
ager of the Finishing and Shipping Divi- 
sion of the Oxford Paper Co. in Rumford. 
He has been with the Rumford company 
since 1957. 

Dave Hunter and his family are living 
in Geneva where he is a regional repre- 
sentative for Westinghouse International 
Atomic Power Co. Ltd. 

Maj. Howard Jacobson graduated in 
June from the Army Command and Gen- 
eral Staff College at Fort Leavenworth. 

Mark Kapiloff attended the October in- 
auguration of President Bunting of Geor- 
gia College at Milledgeville as Bowdoin's 

Steven Lawrence wrote with undisguised 
enthusiasm in July: "The bachelors' ranks 
of the Class of '57 have been reduced by 
one! On May 25th I was married to Mary 

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Ellen Kittle of Torrington, Conn. We are 
now living in my home town of Johnston, 
R.I., at 2517 R Hartford Ave. I'm still with 
the investment department of the Rhode 
Island Hospital Trust Co. in Providence." 

Dave Messer is the president of the 
newly-established Boston Company Real 
Estate Counsel Inc., a subsidiary of the 
Boston Company Inc. 

Dean Ridlon was the guest speaker for 
the October meeting of the Boston Chap- 
ter of the Administrative Management So- 
ciety. He is assistant vice president of the 
State Street Bank and Trust Co. 

Allison Roulston and Elizabeth Jean 
Cline were married in June. She served 
with the Peace Corps in Brazil and is now 
on the staff of African Arts D'Afrique, 
published by the Dept. of African Studies 
at UCLA. He is a freelance writer for TV 
and the theater. 

David Seavey has been appointed aca- 
demic dean of Wyoming Seminary. He and 
his wife Sally and their children, Kath- 
ryn and David, are living in Kingston, Pa. 

Richard Smith Jr. is the newly-appointed 
administrative assistant to the superinten- 
dent of the Northampton (Mass.) Schools. 

John Snow recently accepted a position 
with the Nashua Corp. of Nashua, N.H. 
He and his wife Ann and their three 
children are living in Amherst, Mass. 

Peter Strauss is one of three partners in 
the law practice of Moldover, Hauser, and 
Strauss established in New York and Paris. 
The partnership was formed Sept. 1. 

Dr. Jackson Thomas wrote in June: "I 
have returned to active duty in the Navy 
as LCDR in the Medical Corps. I am sta- 
tioned at the U.S. Naval Hospital, Chelsea, 
Mass., and live with my family (wife Sher- 
ry, daughter Kimberly) in Ipswich, Mass." 

David Webster is manager of the finan- 
cial services department of Boit, Dalton & 
Church Inc. of Boston. The department 
was formed in September. 

Eugene Wheeler Jr. is now the market- 
ing manager of Kendall Co.'s Disposable 
Products, Fiber Products Division. The an- 
nouncement was made by Kendall's Divi- 
sional Manager in Westwood, Mass. 

Nathan Winer and his wife became the 
parents of Ellen Wendy, their first daugh- 
ter and third child, on June 13. 


John D. Wheaton 
10 Sutton Place 
Lewiston 04240 


The Class and its Agent, Jim Fawcett III 
of Brooklyn Heights, N.Y., garnered an 
unprecedented three awards for their out- 

standing participation in the 1967-68 Alum- 
ni Fund. The awards were presented at the 
annual fall conference of the Alumni 
Council and the Fund. The three awards 
were: the Alumni Fund Cup, the Class of 
1929 Participation Trophy, and the Rob- 
ert Seaver Edwards Trophy. Congratula- 
tions to Jim and the Class! 

Raymond Brearey is serving as chairman 
of the Kennebunk School Board. He has 
also been an active member of the district 
study committee. 

Jim Fawcett III has been elected secre- 
tary and director of Retention Communi- 
cations Systems Inc. of New York, and 
vice president of Channel Construction 
Inc. of Keene, N.H. 

Richard Fleck Jr. and Mrs. Margot 
Woodward Cornell exchanged wedding 
vows early in June. They are living in Wil- 
braham, Mass., where he is on the faculty 
of Wilbraham Academy. 

Edward Groves has been named a se- 
nior sales representative for new business 
by Humble Oil & Refining Co. 

Henry Hotchkiss, of the Chemical Bank 
New York Trust Co., was recently pro- 
moted to assistant secretary in the Inter- 
national Dept. 

Roger Howell's Sir Philip Sidney: The 
Shepherd Knight has been published by 
Little, Brown & Co. The biography of the 
Elizabethan poet, scholar, and soldier has 
been highly praised by the Times of Lon- 
don. Dr. Howell is one of only a few 
Americans who have taught English his- 
tory at Oxford University. 

Dr. John Lasker Jr. was married recent- 
ly to Cynthia Olsen in Weymouth, Mass. 
He is a graduate of Tufts School of Dental 

Lawrence Lewis has moved to Black- 
wood, N.J. He is the advertising manager 
for Pacemaker Boat Co. 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Andre Marcotte, whose father 
Andre H. Marcotte, died on July 19. 

Dr. Albert Marz Jr. sent word in June 
that he and wife Jean had welcomed their 
second daughter, Julie Christine, in April. 

Robert Packard received a Ph.D. in 
mathematics from Dartmouth in June. He 
is on the faculty of the University of 
Northern Arizona. 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Dave Peirez, whose father, Louis 
A. Peirez, died on Sept. 9. 

Peter Relic, his wife Mary Jo, and 
daughter Rebecca ( 11 mos.) left for Japan 
in August. He is on a sabbatical from 
Hawken School in Cleveland and is serv- 
ing as principal of the International School 
of Kyoto. Mary Jo is also teaching at the 
International School. 

Alan Robinson has joined the corporate 
financial staff of the Gillette Co. 

Robert Sargent is working with the 
American Embassy in the Hague, Nether- 
lands. The Sargents left New York in July. 

Harold Smedal has left the Navy and 
is a pilot for Pan American. 

Paul Todd has returned to Penn State 
after a year's sabbatical spent with the De- 
partment of Biochemistry at Oxford. 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Hal Tucker, whose father, Harold 
W. Tucker, died on Sept. 3. 

Charles Weston received his Ph.D. from 
Rutgers in June. 

Dr. Alan Woodruff has been appointed 
to the medical staff of the Knox County 
General Hospital. He will specialize in in- 
ternal medicine. 



Brendan J. Teeling, M.D. 
32 Opal Avenue 
Beverly, Mass. 01915 

Peter Anastas Jr. was awarded an M.A. 
in English from the Tufts Graduate School 
in June. 

Dr. Reid Appleby Jr. is the chief resi- 
dent in opthalmology at Rhode Island Hos- 
pital. He plans to remain in New England 
when he returns to private practice next 
year or in early 1970. 

Richard Balboni began teaching French 
at Cranwell School in Lenox, Mass., this 
fall. He formerly taught in the public 
schools of the Boston area. 

George Basbas completed his doctoral 
work in physics at the University of North 
Carolina at Chapel Hill this summer. He 
has joined the faculty at N.Y.U. 

Pete Bastow is coaching baseball at Gor- 
ham High School. He is also serving as a 
guidance counselor. 

Winfield Bearce Jr. represented Bowdoin 
at the inauguration of President Sells of 
Southwest Baptist College in Bolivar, Mo. 

John Christie resigned in September as 
general manager of Sugarloaf Mountain 
Ski Corp. in order to become vice presi- 
dent of the Mt. Snow Development Corp. 
in Dover, Vt. 

The Roger Coes sent word that their 
son, Craig Robert, arrived on Sept. 26. 
They are now living at 6952 South Lamar 
St., Littleton, Colo. 80120. Roger is as- 
sistant district manager for Scott Paper. 

Gardner Cowles III, publisher of the 
Sit/folk Sun, served as chairman of the 
government division of the United Fund 
of Long Island campaign. 

Dr. Peter Dragonas and his wife Har- 
riet became the parents of Peter Henry III 
on July 26. He is a resident in obstetrics 
and gynecology at Harvard's Boston Hos- 
pital for Women. 

Maj. Stuart Goldberg has been re-as- 
signed to Walter Reed Army Medical Cen- 
ter in Washington, D.C., after three and a 
half years in Germany. He wrote in Au- 
gust: "While we (wife Linda, son Scott 
and daughter Sandi ) were in Germany, 
Jim Gould paid us many visits from Mu- 
nich where he is completing his studies in 

Charles Graham III and Carol Hamann 
Henrie exchanged wedding vows in July. 
He is employed in the international divi- 
sion of Manufacturers Hanover Trust Co. 

Fred Hall Jr. and his wife welcomed 
their third daughter, Katherine, on May 
24. They now have five children. 

David Kranes, assistant professor of 
English at the University of Utah, has been 
awarded $2,000 for The Callers by the 
Radio Drama Development Project Script 
Contest. Dave's play is described as "a 
cunning drama of telephone conversations 
and increased tensions." The contest was 
sponsored by Boston's educational radio 
station WGBH-FM. 

Gary Lewis wrote of his extensive teach- 
ing activities in June: "Still at Hyde Park 
High School in Boston. After school, I 
work with emotionally disturbed children 
for the City of Boston. I also teach at 
Quincy Junior College at night. Full sched- 
ule — but I enjoy it." 

Roland O'Neal has been elected chair- 
man of the Mid-Hudson Social Studies 
Council for 1968-69. He is chairman of 
the Lakeland High School History Depart- 
ment in Yorktown, N.Y. 

Dr. Ray Owen Jr. and his wife Sue re- 
ceived advanced degrees from the Univer- 
sity of Illinois in August. He was awarded 
the Ph.D. in ecology and Sue was awarded 
an M.S. in child development. 

Lt. Michael Rodgers wrote recently: 
"Saw Ted Curtis '62 on the U.S.S. Henry 
W. Tucker CDD in Long Beach, Calif. 
Had two pleasant evenings together. I have 
orders to the Defense Intelligence School 
in Washington, D.C., for ten months be- 
ginning in August. First shore duty after 
eight years at sea." Mike's family includes 
wife Peggy, Mike Jr., Mark and "assorted 

Dr. Brendan Teeling has been appointed 
to the Salem Hospital staff in opthamology. 

The Rev. George Westerberg is now rec- 
tor of St. Michael's Episcopal Church in 
Marblehead, Mass. He had been vicar at 
St. David's Church in Kennebunk from 
1964 to 1968. 


Rev. Richard H. Downes 
22G East 60th Street 
New York, N. Y. 10022 

Ed Bean writes: "I'm now a graduate 
student at Duke University working hope- 
fully towards a Ph.D. in French. I guess I 
no longer qualify as a Bowdoin Teacher, 
but I hope it won't be too long before I'll 
be teaching again. So far I like Duke very 

George Blagogee wrote in June that he 
would be leaving the Eastern District Hos- 
pital in Glasgow, Scotland, in August. "Af- 
ter that I shall have another one-and-a-half 
years of residency to do in my specialist 
field of obstetrics and gynecology before 
sitting for my specialist's diploma." 

John Clapp is a psychology instructor at 
Champlain College in Burlington, Vt. He 
wrote in June: "Am still a bachelor and 
do a lot of skiing on winter weekends in 
Waitsfield, Vt., where I have a chalet. Life 
is going great. Looking forward to Spain 
and the Jersey shore this summer." 

Robert Clark and Claire Ann Radoslo- 
vich were recently married. Their address 
is 55 Central Park West, New York, N.Y. 

Donald Cousins has been appointed to a 
one-year National Science Foundation Pre- 
doctoral Traineeship in psychology at 
George Washington University. 

Dave deBaun is teaching social studies 
at Nauset Regional High School. He wrote 
in June that he was "Happy to be looking 
forward to year-round living on Cape 
Cod." His new address is 87 Miles St., Har- 
wich Port, Mass. 02646. 

Glenn Frankenfield has been named a 
regional judge for the National Council of 
Teachers of English Achievement Awards 
Program for 1968. The judging committee, 
comprising college and high school English 
teachers, will evaluate the writing and lit- 
erary awareness of more than 8,000 se- 
lected high school students. Glenn is a 
member of the English Department at 
Farmington State College. 

Robert Lemieux has been elected an as- 
sistant secretary of the Connecticut Bank 
and Trust Co. 

John Lingley Jr. is now associated with 
Kidder Peabody & Co. 

Frank Mahncke was awarded an M.P.A. 
degree by American University last June. 

Maj. Frederick Myer Jr. has been as- 
signed Deputy Support Officer for the 
108th MI Group at Fort Devens. 

Glenn Richards, alumni secretary, repre- 

sented the college at the November inaug- 
uration of President Baum at the Univer- 
sity of Rhode Island. 

Robert Roach recently received the 
Theodore N. Vail medal from the Bell 
Telephone Co. for his rescue of a 19-year 
old man from drowning during the sum- 
mer of 1967. Robert also attempted to save 
a second man. 

David Roop is now the principal of 
Stonington School, Stonington, Me. 

Christopher Seibert, who married Susan 
Wheaton last June, is now living at 1220 
12th St. Place, Durango, Colo. 81301. 


Lawrence C. Bickford 
588 Park Avenue 
Yonkers, N. Y. 10703 

Malcolm Brawn and Linda Carroll were 
married Aug. 17 in South Sudbury, Mass. 
He is employed by the Andover Cos. 

Mick Coughlin wrote in July: "Had a 
great time in Cleveland at Bill Skelton's 
wedding. Bill married the former Gail 
Jaffe on July 28. It was good seeing every- 
one again and Bowdoin stalwarts at the 
wedding were Dave Small and Jackie, Sam 
Elliott, and yours truly." Mick and wife 
Sally are living in Palo Alto, Calif. 

Jack and Linda Cummings welcomed a 
newborn daughter, Jennifer Cole, in July. 

Regis Dognin is working as a systems 
engineer with IBM in Bridgeport, Conn. 
After extensive training, he will be respon- 
sible for the installation of large computer 

Ted Gardner wrote in June: "In the 
summer of 1967, I left Thornton Academy 
and am now working for Shell Oil Co. as 
sales representative. Am living in English- 
town, N.J., and enjoying new friends but 
miss Maine's uncrowded beaches and near- 
by lakes. Would enjoy hearing from any 
alumni nearby." 

Jud Gerrish Jr. has been elected presi- 
dent of the Maine Clerk of Court Associa- 
tion. He has also been appointed a staff 
advisory member of the Northwestern Golf 
Co. He wrote in July that he, wife Paula, 
and children Jane (9), Valerie (6), Jud III 
(4) and Rick (2) were all in splendid 

Pete Haskell is working as a reference 
Librarian at Cornell University after re- 
ceiving his M.L.S. from Rutgers. His ad- 
dress is 13 Charles St., Ithaca, N.Y. 14850. 

Bill Holbrook wrote in June: "Am now 
living in Bremerton, Wash., with Gretchen, 
Scott and Todd. I am serving as supply 
officer of the newly-commissioned USS 
Sample (DE-1048). Expect homepost 
change to Long Beach in early 1969." 

Bill Isaacs has been promoted to district 
manager for the Sacramento district, Pfizer 
Laboratories Division. 

Richard Keiler has been named manager 
of advertising and public relations for 
Hewitt-Robins division of Litton Indus- 
tries. He is based at division headquarters 
in Stamford, Conn. 

Charles Lanigan has been promoted to 
loan officer in the Commercial Loan Dept., 
New England Merchants National Bank. 

Manuel Lopez's current address is 1930 
Channing Way #1H, Berkeley, Calif. 
94704. He hopes to hear from some of his 
old friends at Bowdoin. Manuel is doing 
research at Berkeley in American Drama 
under a binational exchange program. 

Jon MacDonald is working in the in- 
ternational legal field, resident in Belgium 


and traveling extensively, mostly in Europe 
and Africa. 

David Parnie Jr. is practicing law in 
Monterey, Calif., with the firm of Thomp- 
son & Hubbard. 

Chris Pyle, a Ph.D. candidate at Co- 
lumbia, and Cynthia Fry were married in 

John Reynolds and Mary Ann Paonessa 
were married in June. 

William Sloan has been appointed as- 
sistant professor of physics and associate 
director of Clarke Observatory at Mount 
Union College, Alliance, Ohio. 

Richard Snow is teaching social studies 
at Edward Little High School in Auburn. 

Dave Taylor has joined the Chemistry 
Department at Slippery Rock. 

Jim Watson wrote recently: "I received 
my Ph.D. in English at Pitt in March and 
will be teaching here this fall. In addition, 
I have been appointed assistant dean of the 
College of Arts and Sciences here, so it is 
going to be a busy year. Perhaps those 
'informal' visits to Dean Kendrick's office 
paid off. Ann and I were back for com- 
mencement to see brother Tom graduate, 
and we had a fine visit with John and 
DeeDee Bradford at Sebasco." 


Lt. Ronald F. Famiglietti 
6736 Orchid Drive 
Miami Lakes, Fla. 33012 

Kendall Bacon received his M.S. from 
the Simmons College School of Social 
Work last June. 

Dr. Alan Baker writes: "I am taking a 
breather from my surgical training while 
spending two years in the Public Health 
Service stationed at the National Institute 
of Health in Bethesda." Alan's new address 
is 10201 Grosvenor Place, Rockville, Md. 

Howard Dana Jr. sent word in June that 
he and Suzie became the parents of 
Thomas Hale on April 25. 

Foster Davis wrote in June: "Patty and 
I have been living in New York since last 
fall when, with a reluctant Triumph pull- 
ing a jam-packed trailer, we drove up from 
Greenville, Miss., where I had been man- 
aging editor of the Delta Democrat-Times. 
After a year at Columbia doing some grad- 
uate work, I began in June as a reporter 
for CBS-TV News. We'll be in New York 
for awhile." 

Army Doctors Walter Davis, Arthur 
Freedman, and John Goldkrand have com- 
pleted the medical service officer basic 
course at Brooke Army Medical Center, 
Ft. Sam Houston. 

Art DeMelle and his wife sent word that 
their second child, Todd Arthur, arrived 
on Sept. 20. The DeMelles live at 56 
Kempshall Terrace, Fanwood, N.J. 

Prof. James Fisher Jr. is with the Uni- 
versity of Nebraska Dept. of English. 

James Fleming is a first year student at 
Princeton Theological Seminary. 

Robert Freeman Jr. and Nancy Irene 
Cetone were married in June at Emmanuel 
Episcopal Church in Boston. He is a can- 
didate for the M.B.A. at Harvard. 

Dwight Hall is teaching and doing re- 
search at Duke University. His address is 
3816 Hillgrand Dr., Durham, N.C. 27705. 

Richard Horn has been elected an assis- 
tant treasurer of the State Street Bank and 
Trust Co., Boston. 

Stephen Lippert, married in August to 
Diane Dodge, is a pre-med student at the 
University of Vermont. His present address 



is 61 No. Prospect St., Burlington, Vt. 

Donald Logan is a marketing assistant 
with General Mills, Inc. of Minneapolis. 

In July Granville Magee became a part- 
ner in the law firm of Mirne, Nowels, 
Fundler & Cornblatt. His name has been 
added to the firm's title. 

Jerome Marble is teaching earth science 
at Hebron High School where he also 
coaches varsity football. 

Neil Millman wrote in June: "Yester- 
day (June 19) our first arrival — a daugh- 
ter — Shara Lynn. Mother and Father do- 
ing well." 

Dexter Morse has been awarded an 
M.A.Ed, from the University of Vermont. 

The Rev. Norm Pierce Jr. and his wife 
welcomed a daughter, Christine Ruth, on 
Sept. 2. 

Stephen Piper is an assistant professor 
of mathematics at Purdue. 

Lt. Roger Pompeo wrote in June: "We 
have three daughters now. They're all back 
in Cohasset for this year while I'm having 
a fascinating time working in a Vietnamese 
provincial hospital. The Navy has been 
good to me. I only hope it sends me to 
Brunswick Naval Air Station next year, as 
I've requested." 

Richard Pulsifer is the new treasurer of 
the Brunswick Chapter of the American 
Red Cross. He was also elected to the 
board of directors. Richard and his wife 
became the parents of Katherine Outh- 
waite on Sept. 6. 

Dr. John Rice has opened a dentistry 
practice at the A.I.M. Medical Center in 
Wellfleet, Mass. 

Dave Roberts has a postdoctoral fellow- 
ship and is teaching at St. Paul's College, 
Waterloo, Ont. 

John Sack is assigned to the Naval Hos- 
pital at Bremerton, Wash., where he in- 
tends to stay until he leaves the Navy in 
July 1969. 

Dave Sherwood, Peace Corps director in 
Maseru, Lesotho, wrote in February: "I 
am confident Peace Corps in Lesotho will 
have a positive impact, and each volunteer 
will return to the U.S. more mature and 
generally better for the two years spent 
here." His letter was accompanied by a 
series of press clippings depicting the vari- 
ous political views which make Dave's po- 
sition a rather hazardous one. 

The M.A. degree was awarded to Albert 
Sibson by the Graduate School of Arts and 
Sciences of Tufts in June. 

Capt. Jonathan Story III has been trans- 
ferred to the Chelsea Naval Hospital from 
Japan. He was wounded during a VC mor- 
tar attack on Sept. 24. He wrote early in 
October that although the wounds were 
extensive, there was "nothing that time will 
not repair." 

Richard Stuart has been named retail 
school instructor by Humble Oil & Refin- 
ing Co. covering dealer training in the 

states of Rhode Island, New Hampshire, 
Vermont, and Maine. 

John Swift received his M.B.A. from 
Harvard in June. 

Carl Uehlein Jr. joined the Washington 
office of the Philadelphia law firm of Mor- 
gan, Lewis, and Bockius in May. He and 
Judy welcomed a daughter, Christine in 
April. She was born Feb. 18. The Uehleins 
are now living in Reston, Va. 

Carl von Mertens is a project engineer 
with the Raytheon Corp. He and Frances 
Hunt were married Sept. 14. 

Ian Walker is with the Department of 
Chemistry at York University, Toronto. 

Capt. Robert Whelan asks that he be 
contacted through his home address (The 
Washington Apt.'s, 158 So. Washington 
St., Plainville, Conn. 06062) as his location 
in Vietnam will be changing periodically. 

Mark Youmans married Mary Anne 
Hallen in Saratoga Springs in June. 

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Capt. Andrew Allen completed the med- 
ical service officer basic course at Brooke 
Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, 
in August. 

Michael Altman received his L.L.M. 
from Harvard in June. 

Bob Bachman's current address is 5053 
Clayridge Dr., Apt. 307, St. Louis, Mo. 
63129. He is employed in the corporate 
planning department of Anheuser-Busch. 

Donald Bloom received his M.A. in 
Liberal Studies at Wesleyan University's 
June commencement. 

Paul Brodeur received his master's de- 
gree in social work from the University of 
Connecticut in June. He has been ap- 
pointed as a mental health field consultant 
by the Mental Health Commissioner of 

Joseph Brogna Jr. and Louise Judge 
were married in September. He is a teach- 
er and athletic coach at Taft School, 
Watertown, Conn. 

George Cary III married Lee Bamforth 
Ballou last May. He is a project engineer 
at General Dynamics, Quincy Division. 

Dave Collins earned his M.B.A. at Har- 
vard in June. 

Richard Engels is associated with the 
law offices of Bishop and Stevens in 
Presque Isle. 

Peter Finn is serving as high school as- 
sistant principal of the Milford Area 
School, Milford, N.H. 

Thomas Giacobbe completed his Ph.D. 
in chemistry at the University of Vermont 
last May. 

Joseph Gordon is teaching social studies 
at Greely Junior High, So. Portland. 

John Graustein was promoted in June to 
Army captain in Korea where he is serv- 
ing with the 2nd Infantry Division. 

Peter Grossman has been appointed an 
assistant treasurer in the International 
Banking Dept., Bankers International 
Corp., Bankers Trust Co., New York. 

Burton Haggett Jr. is an assistant pro- 
fessor of psychology at Villanova Uni- 

John Halperin is a candidate for the 
doctorate in English at Johns Hopkins. 
He has passed his orals and is working on 
his dissertation. 

William Lannon has joined the English 
Dept. of Eastern Connecticut State College. 


Bruce Leonard was awarded an M.B.A. 
at Harvard in June. 

Howard Levine, now an attorney at law, 
left the Army in August. He received the 
Bronze Star Medal for meritorious service 
in ground operations in Vietnam. 

The class secretary served as legislative 
research director for the Maine Demo- 
cratic Party. He was campaign coordinator 
for state legislative candidates and prepared 
background material on major state and 
local issues. 

Capt. Larry Miller is now stationed in 
Germany at 2nd Sq. 4th Cav., 4th Armor 
Div., Schwabach, Germany (APO New 
York 09690). 

Paul Quinlan wrote in June: "Just re- 
ceived Ph.D. from Yale in psychology and 
am involved in a training program prepar- 
ing counselors to work in the ghetto. Am 
also half-time at Springfield Hospital, and 
seeing private patients. Just finished help- 
ing write the workbook which will accom- 
pany an updated version of Munn's psy- 
chology text, being written by Dodge Fer- 
nald and his brother Pete." 

Michael Richmond and Barbara Hurwitz 
were married in July. He is a student at 
Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse, N.Y. 

Brian Rines has been awarded a Nation- 
al Institute of Mental Health fellowship to 
study mental retardation. He is a doctoral 
candidate in clinical psychology at the Uni- 
versity of Maine. 

Peter Royen is an intern at Rhode Island 
Hospital in Providence. He graduated from 
Tufts Med School in June. 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to John Russel, whose mother Mrs. 
Hila Russel, died last August. 

Ed Spalding Jr. left his post as hockey 
coach at Brunswick High in order to at- 
tend graduate school in New York. 

Phillip Stone is interning at Beth Israel 
Hospital in Boston. He recently graduated 
from Tufts Med School. 

Henry Vanetti has joined the law firm 
of Monte and Monte in Barre, Vt. In June 
he received the degree of Juris Doctor 
from the University of North Carolina 
Law School at Chapel Hill. 

Michael Whalon recently received his 
Ph.D. in history from the University of 
Nebraska. His dissertation explored "Maine 
Republicans, 1854-1866: A Study in 
Growth and Political Power." He is now 
an assistant professor of American history 
at the University of Tulsa. 

William Whit is an instructor in sociolo- 
gy at Pfeiffer College, Misenheimer, N.C. 
He was awarded the Th.M. degree at Har- 
vard in June. 


Lt. David VV. Fitts 
Ouarters 2324-B Broadmoor 
Fort Lewis, Wash. 98433 

Charles Buckland has been promoted to 
captain in the Air Force. 

Walter Christie is an intern at Maine 
Medical Center. His address is 489 Ocean 
St., Portland 04106. 

Ralph Clarke is teaching biology and 
physics at SAD 53 High School in Pitts- 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Sarge Collier, whose father Sar- 
gent F. Collier, died on Sept. 8. 

William Conklin and his wife welcomed 
their first child, Bethay Ruth, on June 25. 

Timothy Curtis married Suzanne Olsson 
in August. He is employed by Smith, Bar- 

ney & Co., an investment banking firm in 

Stuart Denenberg is now running the 
Ferdinand Roten Gallery in Cambridge, 
Mass. The gallery opened early in Septem- 
ber. In an interview with the Boston Sun- 
Jay Globe, Stuart commented, "There's 
not much of anything but commercialism 
and a social game being played in Boston 
in the arts." He added that business seemed 
to be the primary interest of the area gal- 
leries and that little honor or respect ap- 
peared to be paid the artist. 

Paul Dennis is an instructor in psycholo- 
gy at Elizabethtown College, Lancaster, Pa. 
He is also a doctoral candidate at the New 
School for Social Research. 

Frank Drigotas has been named director 
of Municipal Management Services by the 
Depositors Trust Co., Augusta. 

The marriage of Lt. Bruce Elliott and 
Nancy June Hollenack took place in May. 

John Gibbons Jr. of Bronxville, N.Y., 
was awarded a metal replica of the Bow- 
doin Sun in recognition of his outstanding 
performance as Class Agent in the 1967- 
68 Alumni Fund. 

Victor Gideon resigned his post as head 
of planning and research for the People's 
Regional Opportunity Program, Portland. 
He commented that conditions within the 
program made it "nearly impossible to ac- 
complish anything constructive for the area 
poor." Vic and his wife now have four 
children: Beth (SVz), David (3'/2), Seth 
(2), and Cain Abel (9 mos.). 

David Hancock is with the English De- 
partment at SAD 15 High School. 

Don Handal is out of the Navy and liv- 
ing at Mayfair Apartments, May Dr., 
Schuylkill Haven, Pa. 17972. 

In June Steve Haskell wrote: "Finish- 
ing up Supply School in Athens, Ga. Noth- 
ing against Georgia peaches, but am 'de- 
taching' for West coast end of June for 
2'/2 years. 'The West is the best.' Not sure 
about homeport yet." 

Capt. John Hill and Jean Ann Brush 
were married in the Bowdoin Chapel in 
July. He is stationed at Fort Hucachuca, 

Maynard Hincks Jr., his wife Irene, and 
daughters Kristine and Karen moved to 
Pittsfield, Mass. this summer. He is now 
assistant manager of the Sears store in 

Dave Hirth is a graduate student at the 
University of Michigan. 

Jeff Huntsman received his M.A. in 
speech from Kansas State last June. 

Bob Jarratt, who is the promotion co- 
ordinator for Hallmark Cards, Inc., in Kan- 
sas City, wrote optimistically in June: "Still 
single, but prospects are looking fine here 
in 'corn country.' I should be in the fold 
by Christmas." 

Stafford Kay and his wife returned last 
March after two years of teaching in the 
Peace Corps in Kenya. He is now a doc- 
toral candidate at the University of Wis- 

Wellesley College promoted Stephen 
London to assistant professor of sociology 
in July. He received his Ph. D. from the 
University of Chicago. 

John and Nancy Lovetere became the 
parents of Lissa Anne on Aug. 25. 

Plymouth State College appointed John 
McCarthy Jr. dean of men in June. He is 
a doctoral candidate at Boston University. 
John married Joy Kavka in August. 

David McDowell has received his M.A. 
in Liberal Studies at Wesleyan. He and 

Cathy are now in Rochester, N.Y., where 
he is teaching history at the Hailey School. 
In the spring he will also be coaching track. 

Dr. Christopher Mace is serving his 
medical internship at George Washington 
University Hospital. 

Richard Mack, a Tufts Med School 
graduate, is interning at Duke Hospital, 
Durham, N.C. 

In July Craig Magher married Marina 
Meade at St. James Episcopal Church in 
New York. 

Sanford Markey was awarded a Ph.D. 
at M.I.T. and he is now at the University 
of Colorado, 4200 East 9th Ave., Denver. 

Ronald Mazer was awarded the Ph.D. 
in zoology by the University of New 
Hampshire in June. 

Peter Morgan and his family have 
moved to Westbrook. He is a social work- 
er with the family division of the Maine 
Department of Health and Welfare. 

Wayne Morrow wrote in June: "Both 
my wife Marsha and I are enjoying Ni- 
geria immensely, even in this very difficult 
time here. My plans at present call for 
termination from the Peace Corps in April 
next year, some travel, and a return to the 
work-a-day world thereafter." 

David Nelson married Christine Tarbox 
in June. Walt Christie and Bob Hale were 
the ushers. Dave graduated from the Army 
Intelligence School at Fort Holabird, Md., 
in October. He is assigned to the Intelli- 
gence Command at Washington, D.C. 

Capt. John Noyes is serving in Southeast 
Asia as a combat crew member aboard a 
C-130 Hercules which seeks out and illu- 
minates enemy positions with two million- 
candle-power flares nightly. 

Peter Odell graduated from Tufts Med 
School and is now an intern at New Eng- 
land Medical Center Hospitals. He received 
the Massachusetts Medical Society's Award 
for "promise as a good physician." 

Fredrick Orkin received his M.D. from 
Harvard last June. 

Capt. Rob Osterhout and his wife left 
the U.S. in July for a two or three year 
tour of duty in Italy. He is a general's 
aide at the NATO base at Vicenza. 

Victor Papacosma is in Greece on a 
Fulbright-Hays graduate fellowship pursu- 
ing Ph.D. research on Greece's military re- 
volt of 1909. He wrote in June: "I expect 
to stay in Athens until early December 
when I shall return to the U.S. to write up 
the final product." 

Dr. Lawrence Pelletier Jr. and Mary 
Beacom Rowland exchanged wedding vows 
in June. He is interning at the Kansas 
University Medical Center. Mary is a 
graduate of Columbia's School of Nursing. 

Arthur and Loel Poor Jr. welcomed a 
second daughter, Elizabeth Haley, in July. 

Davis Rawson Jr. is out of the service 
and working as assistant promotions direc- 
tor of the Bangor Daily News. 

Capt. John Reed Jr. wrote in June: "On 
March 16 I was married to Patricia Yar- 
borough at Fort Myer, Va. Pat's dad is 
Maj. Gen. William P. Yarborough, assis- 
tant Chief of Staff for Intelligence Depart- 
ment of the Army, Washington, D.C. Pat 
attended Converse College and the Amer- 
ican University." 

The Ned Robinsons have moved to 22 
Ingleside Road, Needham, Mass. On July 
17 Ned and his wife became the parents 
of their first child, Sarah Elisabeth. 

David Shenker is an intern at Presby- 
terian-St. Luke's Hospital in Chicago. He 
graduated from Tufts Med School in June. 


Jonathan Stock received his M.Litt. from 
Trinity College of Dublin University in 

Philip Walls, another Tufts Med School 
graduate, is interning at Philadelphia Gen- 
eral Hospital. 

Douglas Weinik was awarded an M.A. 
in teaching by Antioch College in June. 

HYDE '65 


Lt. James C. Rosenfeld 
3d Squadron, 7th Cavalry 
APO New York, N. Y. 09036 

Lt. (j.g. ) Bernard Babcock married Val- 
erie Dunbar in August. 

George Bennett Jr. is in his final year of 
law school at Catholic University. 

Keith Brooks married Donna Carol Fons 
on Sept. 14. He is now in his final year in 
Cornell's combined business-law program. 

Paul Burnham Jr. is a salesman for the 
Keyes Fibre Co. in Suffield, Conn. 

Thomas Chase, Phillip Mclntire, Jotham 
Pierce Jr., and Gerald Rath earned their 
master of laws degrees at Harvard last 

John Doig was promoted to first lieuten- 
ant at Ft. Eustis, Va., in May. 

William Elliot received his M.A. in 
mathematics from the University of Wis- 
consin in June. 

First Lt. Peter Elliott 05021159 can be 
contacted at FAOBC #4-69, Battery C, 
Officer Student BN., USAAMS, Ft. Sill, 
Okla. 73503. 

Dick and B.J. Fontaine became the par- 
ents of Michelle Bicknell on July 3. He is 
now attending Harvard Business School. 
The Fontaines live at 74 Duff St., Water- 
town, Mass. 02172. 

Dick and Cathy Gelerman welcomed a 
son, Kevin Peter, on Aug. 26. Dick passed 
the Massachusetts Bar examination in No- 
vember. Now stationed at Fort Knox with 
the Army Reserves, he is expected to re- 
turn home to Chelsea in January. 

Gerald Giesler wrote in June: "After 
two years in the Army in St. Louis, my 
family and I have returned to Worcester, 
Mass., where I am working as a computer 
programmer/analyst for Paul Revere Life. 
Dot, Donna, Douglas and I say 'Hello' to 
our Bowdoin friends." 

James Gould received his M.B.A. from 
Rutgers in June. 

John Hart dropped a line recently saying 
that he and wife Donni have moved into 
their new house in Marblehead. He is still 
flying for T.W.A. out of New York. 

Barry Hawkins, a 1968 graduate of the 
University of Virginia Law School, was 
admitted to the Connecticut State Bar re- 
cently. He reported for active duty on 
Sept. 12 and is now living at Fort Eustis, 
Newport News, Va. 

James Hindson and Phillipa Bevan were 
married Sept. 7 in Swansea, Wales. They 
are living at 2330 Euclid Heights Blvd., 
#106, Cleveland Heights, Ohio 44106. 

Second Lt. William Hyde Jr. has grad- 
uated from the Army Engineer Officer 
Candidate School at Fort Belvoir, Va. 

Paul Lapointe and Susan Galves were 
married in July. 

Steve Leonard received his M.A.Ed, 
from the University of Vermont in May. 

William Lynch has earned his doctor of 
laws degree at the University of Chicago 
Law School. 

Albert Moulton III is working with San- 
ders Associates in Nashua, N.H. 

James Pazzano and Priscilla Wright were 

mist with Operations Research, Inc., Sil- 
ver Spring, Md. 

Charles Wallace Jr. was awarded a 
bachelor of divinity degree from Yale 
Divinity School in June. He is continuing 
his studies at Duke University Graduate 
School where he has a fellowship grant. 


Daniel VV. Tolimn 

374 Chestnut Hill Avenue 

Brookline, Mass. 02146 

married in June. He received a B.S. from 
the School of Hotel Administration, Cor- 
nell University recently. 

Jotham Pierce Jr. and Gerald Rath were 
among 40 applicants who successfully 
passed the Maine State Bar exam in 

David Rauh Jr. has received his Mas- 
ter's in chemistry from Wesleyan. He holds 
a teaching assistantship at Princeton where 
he is pursuing his doctorate. 

Jonathan Raymond and Jane Boerner 
were married in August. He is a doctoral 
candidate in microbiology at the Univer- 
sity of Oregon. 

The Army Commendation Medal was 
awarded to Capt. Donald Rucker in Au- 
gust. The medal was given in recognition 
of "meritorious service while serving as 
commander of military element, U.S. 
Army Transportation Engineering Agency 
at the fort [Fort Eustis] from August 1967 
to June 1968." 

In an Awards Ceremony in September 
Capt. Hubert Shaw Jr. received the Silver 
Star for Gallantry in Action. A descrip- 
tion of Capt. Shaw's courageous actions 
appeared in the 1st Infantry Division's 
newspaper, The American Traveler. The 
article, "Swamp Rats Kill 245 VC" nar- 
rates the 12-hour battle between the Delta 
Company 1st platoon, led by Capt. Shaw, 
and the Dong Nai VC Battalion. The suc- 
cess of the battle meant that "the VC 
unit was left without the strength to wage 
an effective attack" against the Division's 
DI AN basecamp. Capt. Shaw also holds 
the Army Commendation Medal, the Air 
Medal, and the Purple Heart. He was also 
awarded the Vietnamese Cross of Gallant- 
ry for his company's combat actions. 

Asa Smith wrote in September: "I'm 
now in my 6th week of Infantry OCS at 
Fort Benning, Ga. Hope to graduate on 
Jan. 25. Currently undecided whether to 
apply for a branch transfer, language 
training or a special position within the 
Infantry. OCS, despite a 'new' program, 
is hardly tolerable. Currently, I plan to 
enter the East-West Center in Hawaii upon 
leaving the Army. I do plan to leave the 
Army A.S.A.P." Asa and John Farrell, a 
classmate at Columbia, co-edited two pa- 
perbacks: Images and Reality in World 
Politics and Theory and Reality in Inter- 
national Relations. Both were released by 
Columbia University Press last April. 

Dave Stevenson is an accountant with 
Arthur Andersen & Co., Needham, Mass. 

George Trask married Jacqueline 
Doughty in June. He is a math teacher at 
Morse High School in Bath. 

Richie Van Vliet has been awarded a 
university fellowship in linguistics by the 
Brown University Graduate School. Last 
December he married the former Marie- 
Joseph Parizon in Burgundy, France. 

Michael Waldman and Cheryl Novich 
married in July. He is a research econo- 

Class Agent Barry Smith accepted the 
Class of 1916 Bowl at the annual fall con- 
ference of the Alumni Council and Fund. 
The bowl was presented in recognition of 
the Class's improvement from 57th place 
in 1966-67 to 15th place in 1967-68. 

Robert Bagley received his M.B.A. from 
Rutgers in June. 

Raymond Bird and Joan Karen Lobdell 
were married in July. He is studying at 
Harvard Business School. 

Jim Bishop Jr. and Margaret Cyr mar- 
ried at Presque Isle in June. He is working 
with the Liberty Mutual Insurance Co. in 
Andover, Mass. 

John Bleyle has received his Master's de- 
gree from the School of Advanced Inter- 
national Studies at Johns Hopkins. 

Jon Brooks has been awarded an M.S. 
by the Graduate School of Arts and Sci- 
ences of Tufts. 

Lt. Wayne Burton wrote in August: 
"I've been in Germany for 18 months now 
and I'm enjoying it very much. However, 
I've just been reassigned to the 9th Infan- 
try Division in Vietnam and will be there 
on the 15th of December. My wife is with 
me now. On the 25th of December 1966 
I was married to Betsy Morgan (U.N.H. 
'66). Jeff White '66, was best man and 
Leo Tracy, Jay Espovich, Fredric Fried- 
man, Roger Berle, and Frank Rocque were 
my ushers. It was quite a wedding." 

Bill Dugan is a sales representative for 
the Connecticut Mutual Life Insurance Co. 
He is associated with the Richard M. Boyd 
Agency in Portland. (Dick is a member of 
the Class of '55.) 

Jay Espovich, after one year in law 
school, joined the reserves in July and 
spent August-January of 1968 on active 
duty. He spent six months in guidance, but 
has returned to law school as a second 
year student. 

Richard Fay married Catherine Hill in 
July. He is working on his doctorate in 
bio-acoustics at Princeton. 

Northrup Fowler has received his M.S. 
from Rutgers. 

In August John French and Maureen 
Donahue exchanged wedding vows. John 
Paterson '66, who married Maureen's twin 
sister in July, is now more than just a 
fraternity brother. 

William Harrison and Maureen Anthoine 
exchanged wedding vows in July. He is a 
social worker for the State of Maine De- 
partment of Health and Welfare. 

William Heath Jr. and Karen Marlene 
Tumborello were married in September. 
Bill received his Master's in English from 
the University of Minnesota. 

Second Lt. Pete Johnson writes that he 
is now stationed at 30th Finance Section, 
Fort Sill, Okla. "paying the trips in the 
wind and the tumbleweed." He adds that 
Davis A. Downing has just taken over as 
Operations Officer for the 3/26 Target Ac- 
quisition Battalion, "and is a 1st Lt. via 


Onye Kamanu is working in the person- 
nel section of the World Bank in Washing- 
ton. He was awarded an M.A. degree from 
the Fletcher School of Tufts in June. 

In September Richard Kopka and Gwen- 
dolyn Eugley were married. Classmate 
William Craig was the best man and Mi- 
chael Brooks was one of the ushers. 

Andrew Loeb is a member of the Class 
of '69 at Harvard Law School. He and 
Judith Greenstein were married in July. 

John MacAllen, who received his 
M.B.A. from the University of Virginia in 
June, married Patricia Adele Steinke in 
July. He is now with the Connecticut Gen- 
eral Life Insurance Co. in Bloomfield, Ct. 

Peter Maurer is doing graduate work in 
the Department of Ancient History at the 
University of Pennsylvania. His address is 
4301 Spruce St., Apt. 409, Philadelphia, 
Pa. 19104. 

Wendell Mick and Judith Anne Melvin 
were married in September. He is attend- 
ing Naval Supply School in Georgia. Wen- 
dell earned his M.B.A. at Rutgers. 

William Parent received the M.A. de- 
gree from Brown University in June. 

John Paterson and Geraldean Donahue 
were married in July. He is a third year 
law student at N.Y.U. 

Ronald Rollins is acting planning direc- 
tor for the People's Regional Opportunity 
Program in Portland. 

Alexis Schulten handled the role of Lt. 
Benjamin Franklin Pinkerton in the Unity 
College production of Madame Butterfly 
staged at Waterville in November. 

Richard Segal and Sheila Kritzman were 
married in June. Richie is pursuing his 
Ph.D. in psychology at the University of 
New Hampshire. 

Dave Smail and Barbara Ann Bagenstose 
were married in June. Classmates who 
served as ushers were: Pete Blackman, 
Conn Hickey, K-C Hua, and Terry Dwyer. 

Mr. and Mrs. Barry Smith became the 
parents of Hannah Waite on Sept. 20. 
Barry is the football coach at Brunswick 
High School this year. 

Barry Timson is working toward his 
master's degree in geology at the Univer- 
sity of Massachusetts at Amherst. He and 
Judith I. Nadelberg were married in Sep- 

In August Richard Van Antwerp and 
Lynne Bourne were married. He is com- 
pleting his studies for an M.A. in English 
at the University of Pittsburgh. 

Mike Walker is a student at the Grad- 
uate School of American University. His 
address is 8824 Hunting Lane, Laurel, Md. 

Jeff White is the assistant personnel di- 
rector at Maine Medical Center. 

Jim Willey Jr. is teaching French at the 
Hyde School in Bath. He and wife Barb 
became the parents of Kristin Raphaele, 
their first child, on April 29. 

Hunter Wilson is teaching writing at 
Marlboro College in Brattleboro, Vt. He 
received his M.F.A. in creative writing 
from the University of Iowa. 



Daniel E. Boxer 
Apt. B3G Fairview Manor 
518 Drydcn Road 
Ithaca, N. Y. 14850 

Tom Allen and Diana Bell were married 
in Brunswick in July. A Rhodes Scholar, 
Tom is in his second year of a three-year 
program in politics at Oxford. 

First Lt. Rick Bamberger wrote in Oc- 
tober: "Since I last wrote, I saw Ens. John 

Michelmore while his ship was in Cantho 
with the U.S. 9th Division. It was a pleas- 
ant reunion and I realized that the Navy 
knows how to live. We ate with silver 
from china plates and on tables with white 
linen table cloths." 

John Bonneau, a student at Villanova 
Law School, participated in a summer in- 
ternship program in Maine government de- 
partments. He was assigned to the State 
Highway Commission traffic and planning. 
Lt. George Cutter is now stationed with 
the 7th Psychological Group, APO San 
Francisco, Calif. 96248. 

Theodore Davis and Elizabeth Mathers 
were married in late August. He is at- 
tending the Aviation Officer Candidate 
School at Pensacola, Fla. 

Pfc. John Emery wrote in August: "If 
I get an early out to return to school, I 
will be returning home in September of 
1969." At that time, John was looking for- 
ward to the possibility of an assignment to 
AFN, the radio-TV network for American 
forces in Europe. 

Paul Fergus married Nancy Louise Stone 
in June. They are living in La Grange 
Park, 111., and Paul is continuing his studies 
at the Chicago Medical School. 

Bruce Found married Elizabeth Palmer 
in August. They are living in Narragan- 
sett, R.I. Bruce is a grad student in the 
Zoology Department of the University of 
Rhode Island. 

Charles Gould Jr. is an instructor in 
English at Hebron Academy. 

Ens. Eben Graves wrote in July: "I 
finished with Supply Corps School in Ath- 
ens last month and have been assigned as 
Data Processing Officer to the Enterprise. 
I was really surprised to hear of and to be 
able to attend Chris Speh's wedding in 
New Jersey. Messrs. Norton, Freedman, 
Margosian, and Geddes from '67 were also 
there." Eben's address is USS Enterprise 
CVAN-65, FPO San Francisco, Cal. 96601. 
The Rev. David Huels was ordained to 
the ministry in September. He is now serv- 
ing as pastor of the United Church of 
Christ in Mexico, Me. 

Dave Huntington is working for the 
Portland Press Herald. He earned his M.A. 
in Teaching degree in August. 

Bob Jones, who is now serving with the 
Coast Guard, was presented the American 
National Red Cross' highest service award 
for rescuing James Bent of Hartford, Conn. 
Bent's sailboat capsized near Tolland, 
Mass. in rough waters. Bob swam 30 yards 
to reach Mr. Bent and, using a cross-chest 
carry, pulled the Hartford man to safety. 
Bob Levasseur is an electrical engineer 
with Westinghouse Electric in Pittsburgh. 
George Mackenzie and Nancy Wanderer 
were married late in May. He is a grad 
student in the Political Science Depart- 
ment of Tufts. 

Roger Manring and Barbara Thompson 
were married in June. After one year at 

the Columbia School of International Af- 
fairs, they entered Peace Corps training in 
November. Their assignment will be in 
Upper Volta, West Africa. 

In August Edward Moore Jr. and Kath- 
leen John were married. He is teaching at 
The Hill School in Pottstown, Pa. 

Abimbola Ogunsola has been assigned to 
the Public Administration Division, De- 
partment of Economic and Social Affairs. 

Lt. Robert Pfeiffer, USMC, and Kather- 
ine Evans were married in June. 

Wayne Reilly is teaching English at 
Monmouth Academy. He and Karen Ro- 
seen, a graduate of the University of 
Massachusetts, were recently married. 

Michael Ridgeway is working toward his 
master's degree in library science at Co- 
lumbia. In July he married Diane Hun- 
tington Bone. 

Judd Robbins is working on his doctor- 
ate at Harvard where he was awarded the 
Charles Everett post graduate fellowship. 

Jim Roy Jr. is working with Time-Life, 
Inc. He lives at 35 West 71st St., New 
York, N.Y. 10023. 

Lt. (j.g.) Alexander Salmela married 
Nancy Kean Sept. 7 in Nashua, N.H. He 
is stationed on Midway Island where he 
and Nancy are now residing. 

Michael Samet is another of the Bow- 
doin alumni at Columbia. He and Susan 
Ellen Miller were married in July. 

Dave Scott has joined the Bowdoin men 
in the insurance business in Hartford. He 
is with the General Adjustment Bureau. 

Christopher Speh and Eleanor Mackin- 
non were married in June. He is at Fort 
Benning, Ga., attending Officer Candidate 

Bob Starrett was named a Peace Corps 
volunteer after completing 1 1 weeks of 
training at San Jose State College. Bob 
trained to teach English, science, and math 
in the Philippines. 

Robert Swain is an ensign in the Navy 
and is stationed at Fort Amador in the 
Canal Zone. 

David and Lorel Wilkinson became the 
parents of Hester Bambrick on Sept. 14. 

Richard Witschonke and Karen Paulsen 
were married in June. 


Roger W. Raffetto 
8 Sleepy Hollow Road 
Red Bank, N. J. 07701 

Harry Baldwin IV is with the 198th 
Light Infantry Brigade at Chu Lai, South 
Vietnam. He is serving as a radio-teletype 

Warren Beckwith Jr. and Barbara Dud- 
ley Lathrop exchanged wedding vows in ' 
June. They are living in Madison, Wis., 
where he is doing graduate work at the 
University of Wisconsin. 

Richard Berry Jr. (Richard Sr. is a mem- 
ber of the '45 Class) and Diane Neiley 
Littlefield were married in a double ring 
ceremony June 22. 

Stephen Bickford and Joanne Parkin 
were married recently in Holliston, Mass. 
He is a programmer for Fairchild Camera 
of Portland, Me. 

Jim Bishop's new address is 210 S. Helix 
Ave., Apt. M, Solana Beach, Cal. 92075. 
He is a student at the University of Cali- 
fornia at San Diego. Jim and Cheryl Mae 
Clark were married in July. 

Bill Botwick is attending Boston Uni- 
versity Law School. He and Judith Schultz 
were married in late June. 


Douglas Brown and Margaret Dana 
were married in June. He is attending the 
University of Vermont Medical School. 

Bowdoin Chapel was the scene of the 
wedding of Russell Brown and Gertrude 
Wilcox in June. He is a grad student at the 
University of Virginia. 

Michael Charles is teaching English at 
Cony School in the Augusta School De- 

Second Lt. Brent Corson spent 16 weeks 
at Fort Gordon, Augusta, Ga. and is now 
stationed at Fort Lewis, Tacoma, Wash. 

Ted Cronin, John Delano, Dave Edge- 
comb, and Mike Monroe are all living at 
3 Ashford Ct., Apt. 1, Allston, Mass. 

Harvey Davis married Carolyn Bond in 
Abby Chapel of Mount Holyoke College 
in June. 

Jack Despres has been appointed assis- 
tant football coach at Masconomet Re- 
gional High School, Boxford, Mass. 

Bruce Douglas is a grad student at the 
Alfred P. Sloan School of Management at 
M.I.T. In August he and Charlotte Dupont 
were married. 

Eugene Ferraro and Jo Ann Connell 
were married in September in Framing- 
ham, Mass. He is a grad student at Co- 

Gordon Flint and Patricia Ellen Shehan 
exchanged wedding vows in August. They 
are now living at 29 Norfolk Rd., Cohas- 
set, Mass. 

John Geary is an English and Latin 
teacher at North Yarmouth Academy. 

Jim Georgitis and Pamela A. Hogan 
were married in June. He is attending 
Tufts Med School. 

Robert Giard and Elizabeth Sims were 
married in July. He is a grad student at 
the University of Idaho. 

Ira Gordon is among the members of 
the first year class at the Wayne State 
University School of Medicine. 

Chris Hanks writes that he is doing 
graduate work in math at Northwestern 

Russell Hatch is teaching history at 
Kingsley Hall School, Westbrook, Conn. 

Paul Johnson is teaching biology at 
Thayer Academy in Braintree, Mass. 

Alan Lassila writes: "After graduating 
in June, I became a sportswriter for the 
Sarasota Herald-Tribune. Keep the news of 
Bowdoin coming. I wouldn't hear of it 
otherwise down here." 

In July Michael Leonard and Mary Vir- 
ginia Gillies were married. They are living 
in Boothbay Harbor. 

Robert Macallister is teaching Latin and 
mathematics at Vermont Academy. He is 
also serving as coach of soccer, hockey, 
and baseball. 

Douglas Macdonald and Lee Corey 
Bowen exchanged wedding vows in June. 
They are living at Fort Sill, Okla. 

William and Louise Miles became the 
parents of their first child, William Jr., 
on Aug. 13. 

Duane Polisner and Eva Messerschmidt 
were married in August. He is attending 
Boston University. 

Robert Randall is teaching Latin at SAD 
16 School in Farmingdale. 

Walter Reed III and his wife, the for- 
mer Marcia Lee Macdonald, are living in 
Orono where he is a student at the Univer- 
sity of Maine. The couple married in July. 

Bowdoin Chapel was the scene of the 
wedding of 2nd Lt. Gary Roberts and 
Sharon Lee Eastman in June. 

Roland Russell III and Sally Pariseau 
were married in July. They are living at 
73 Monk St., Stoughton, Mass. 

Tom and Carolyn Sides are living at 
80 Church St., Lenox, Mass. He is with 
General Electric "involved in the financial 
operations of the defense business." Tom 
writes, "The financial management pro- 
gram I'm in is just like the Bowdoin class- 
room situation and gives me close to the 
equivalent of an M.B.A." 

John Whipple and Kathryn Louise John- 
ston were married in September. 

Douglas Windeler exchanged wedding 
vows with Barbara Bilborough in June. 

Robert Yaw II and Susan Leslie Ravage 
were married in August. He is studying 
law at Georgetown University. 


' £vQ William G. Saltonstall, chairman 
t^/O of the Massachusetts Board of Edu- 
cation, was awarded an honorary degree at 
Brandeis University in June. 

' /T O William McChesney Martin Jr., 
L/O chairman of the board of gover- 
nors of the Federal Reserve System, has 
been elected to the board of trustees of 
Yale University. 


Abram Leon Sachar has become 
the first chancellor of Brandeis 
University. He assumed office on Sept. 1. 
George D. Woods received an honorary 
doctor of humane letters degree from Ken- 
yon College in Gambier, Ohio. 

f\f\ Musician and composer Carl Rug- 
vJvJ gles was honored at a Carl Ruggles 

Festival held at Bennington College in 

Vermont on Sept. 29. 

'/-x j Erwin D. Canham, editor-in-chief 
\J / of the Christian Science Monitor, 
and Patience Mary Daltry were married in 

'pvW Christopher Coles, son of James 
UU S. Coles and Mrs. Coles, was mar- 
ried in August to Eva Yakiko Inouse in 
Geneva, Switzerland. 


Richard Boyden, assistant director of ad- 
missions, and Jane Holmes Dunham were 
married in July. Mrs. Boyden has joined 
the staff of the Bath-Brunswick Mental 
Health Clinic. 

Dr. Jerry Brown, dean of students, will 
serve as moderator for a panel discussion 
on student activism to be held Jan. 10, 
1969 at Brandeis. The panel will be one 
of the highlights of the annual convention 
of the New England District of the Amer- 
ican College Public Relations Association. 

Bowdoin was represented at a sympo- 
sium and dedication of the new Science 
Center at Wesleyan University by Prof. 
Butcher of the Chemistry Department and 
Prof. Huntington of Biology. 

Documents Librarian Edward Cohen and 
his wife became the parents of Heather 
Lynn on Sept. 21. 

Professor Paul Darling and Mrs. Eliza- 
beth Barnhill Johnsen of Brunswick were 
married in June. The ceremony was per- 
formed at the Union Church of Poncani- 
ticall Hills, N.Y. 

Professor John Donovan flew to Paris 
late in October to attend a meeting of the 
Manpower and Social Affairs Committee 
of the Organization for Economic Coop- 
eration and Development. Along with two 
other experts, he presented a report on the 
manpower programs of Great Britain. 

Douglas Fox has been promoted from 
instructor in government to assistant pro- 

Mrs. Elizabeth Grobe is the first woman 
to hold full faculty standing at Bowdoin. 
She was appointed Lecturer in Mathe- 
matics in September. 

Professor Daniel Levine of the History 
Department was among the speakers at the 
October meeting of the Maine Teachers 

Alumni will regret to learn of the death 
on Aug. 30 of Mrs. Marjorie H. Mercier, 
who for the past 12 years had been em- 
ployed in the Business Office. 

Barry Mitchell, assistant professor of 
mathematics, has been promoted to the 
rank of associate professor. 

William Morgan is the College's first 
business manager of the Department of 
Physical Education. He was formerly as- 
sistant to the director of athletics. 

Lt. Col. Ralph Osgood Jr. has been ap- 
pointed chairman of the Department of 
Military Science and has been promoted 
to the rank of professor. 

The Ph.D. degree was granted to Robert 
H. Rittle by Kent State University recent- 
ly. He joined the Psychology Department 
in September. 

Professor J. M. Moulton of the Depart- 
ment of Biology has authored, in collabo- 
ration with Profs. A. Jurand of the Edin- 
burgh Institute of Animal Genetics, and 
H. Fox of University College London, a 
study entitled "A cytological study of 
Mauthner's cells in Xenopus laevis and 
Rana temporaria during metamorphosis." 
Research for the study was pursued while 
Dr. Moulton was at the Institute of Animal 
Genetics as a visiting scientist in 1967. 

Professor and Mrs. Billy W. Reed be- 
came the parents of Matthew Wayne on 
Sept. 25. 

Professor and Mrs. Frederick Spring- 
steel welcomed their newborn son, Ian 
Michael, on Sept. 25. 

Members of the faculty and staff extend 
their sympathy to Mrs. John (Peg) Stan- 
wood, whose father John Reid, died in 

Capt. John Sutton Jr. was promoted to 
major in July. He is an assistant professor 
of Military Science. 

Burton Taylor, chairman of the Sociolo- 
gy Department, was elected vice chairman 
of the Brunswick chapter, American Red 
Cross in October. 


Harold Arndt, former Teaching Fellow- 
Biology, is teaching science and biology at 
Gardiner High School. 

Guy Ducornet is now with the French 
Department of McMaster University in 
Hamilton, Ont. 

Richard Harwell's one-volume abridge- 


ment of Douglas Southall Freeman's 
Washington, a Pulitzer Prize-winning biog- 
raphy of George Washington, was pub- 
lished in November by Charles Scribner's. 
Librarian at Bowdoin from 1961 to 1968, 
he became librarian at Smith College in 

Donald Lent, assistant professor of art 
at the University of California at Santa 
Barbara, received the Harold J. Pious 
Memorial Award for 1968-69. The award 
is presented to a junior faculty member 
"to recognize and reward his contributions 
to the intellectual life of the university 
community." He was a visiting professor 
at Bowdoin in 1967-68. 

Professor Jonathan Lubin has been 
awarded an honorary degree at Brown 
University where he teaches mathematics. 

Linn S. Wells has been named general 
manager of Radio Station WKTJ in Far- 
mington, Me. Linn is a former Bowdoin 
football coach. 

In Memory 

Joseph B. Roberts '95 

Joseph Banks Roberts, the last survivor of 
the Class of 1895 and one of Bowdoin's 
senior alumni, died on May 30, 1968, in 
Pueblo, Colo., at the age of 94. Born on 
Nov. 18, 1873, in Waterboro, he prepared 
for college at Buffalo (N.Y.) High School 
and under a private tutor and following his 
graduation from Bowdoin taught in the 
Collins Street Classical School in Hartford, 
Conn. In 1899 he received a bachelor of 
laws degree from the University of Buffa- 
lo. He practiced law in Buffalo for four 
years and then in New York City until 

1917, when he moved to Pueblo. For some 
years before his retirement he was a Gray 
Line Tours representative. 

In Bowdoin affairs Mr. Roberts had 
served as secretary of the New York Bow- 
doin Club and as president of the Rocky 
Mountain Bowdoin Club. Also a member 
of the Alumni Council from 1915 until 

1918, he traveled extensively and attended 
both the 75th anniversary of his initiation 
into Alpha Delta Phi Fraternity and the 


The following have also died, and their 
obituaries will appear in a future issue: 
George P. Nash M'01, Thomas B. Walker 
'06, Lorenzo W. Baldwin '07, William R. 
Crowley '08, Aaron A. Putnam '08, Ezra 
R. Bridge '09, George I. Higgins M'09, 
George H. Babbitt '10, Walter J. Green- 
leaf '12, Stanley S. Knowles '12, Walter 
Brown '14, Harry M. Chatto '15, Gordon 
D. Richardson '15, Samuel Fraser '16, Har- 
old H. Sampson '17, C. Leslie Bachelder 
'18, Leslie E. Gibson '21, G. Borden 
Granger '21, William F. Ferris '22, Rolis- 
ton G. Woodbury '22, Ernest P. Wilkins 
'25, Clarence E. Hertz '26, Arthur N. Ray- 
mond '26, Richard W. Merrill '28, Sydney 
R. Foster '31, Richard A. Torrey '31, John 
C. Gazlay Jr. '34, Robert D. Fleischner '39, 
Donald N. Koughan '45, James A. Auld 

70th anniversary of his graduation from 
Bowdoin. He was a member of the Epis- 
copal Church. Mr. Roberts is survived by 
his wife, Mrs. Evlyn Bean Roberts, whom 
he married on Feb. 12, 1921, in St. Louis, 
Mo.; two daughters, Mrs. J. Stewart Mc- 
Neilly of Chatham, N.J., and Mrs. Pem- 
berton P. Frame of Dumont, N.J.; four 
grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; 
and a sister, Mrs. Frank St. John Sidway 
of Buffalo, N.Y. His only son, Morris F. 
Roberts, died in 1965. 

Henry Gilman '97 

Dr. Henry Gilman, Bowdoin's senior alum- 
nus in point of age and a dentist in Port- 
land for more than 40 years, died in that 
city on Aug. 12, 1968, at the age of 95. 
Born on Aug. 10, 1873, in Scarboro, he 
prepared for college at Nichols Latin 
School in Lewiston and attended Bates 
College for three years before entering 
Bowdoin as a member of the senior class. 
Following his graduation in 1897, he taught 
school for two years in Plympton, Mass., 
and then entered Harvard Dental School, 
from which he received a D.M.D. degree 
in 1903. He practiced in Portland from 
that time until his retirement in 1944 and 
also taught at Harvard Dental School from 
1912 until 1922. In 1911-12 and again from 
1914 until 1926 he was a member of the 
Maine State Board of Dental Examiners. 
He also served as a member of the Port- 
land School Committee for several years. 

Dr. Gilman was a member of the Maine 
Dental Society, the American Dental Asso- 
ciation, and the Fillebrown Dental Club in 
Portland for many years. He was married 
on June 20, 1906, to Maude H. Miller, 
who died on March 18, 1955. As the senior 
alumnus of the College, he attended the 
1967 commencement dinner and marched 
at the head of the alumni procession that 

Charles H. Merrill '99 

Dr. Charles Henry Merrill, a retired physi- 
cian and surgeon, died on Sept. 6, 1968, in 
Orlando, Fla., following a long illness. 
Born on Oct. 22, 1877, in the Maine town 
of Cambridge, he prepared for college at 
Kennebunkport High School and left Bow- 
doin during his freshman year. In 1901 he 
received a B.A. degree at Dartmouth Col- 
lege and then entered Harvard Medical 
School, from which he was graduated in 
1905. He practiced medicine in Naugatuck, 
Conn.; Terryville, Conn.; Kennebunkport; 
Lynn, Mass.; and Oskaloosa, Iowa, before 
retiring to Kennebunkport. 

A veteran of World War I and a Fellow 
of the American College of Surgeons, Dr. 
Merrill was a member of the South Con- 
gregational Church in Kennebunkport. He 
is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mary Pink- 
ham Merrill, whom he married in 1913 at 
Lynn, Mass.; a son, Richard G. Merrill of 
Marblehead, Mass.; a daughter, Mrs. Kath- 
erine M. Vander-Hamm; and a sister, Mrs. 
Oscar Garand of Kennebunkport; and four 
grandchildren. His fraternity was Delta 

Benjamin P. Hamilton '02 

Benjamin Pierce Hamilton, one of Bow- 
doin's senior alumni, died on July 25, 1968, 

in a Portland hospital, following a long 
illness. Born on July 9, 1875, in Water- 
boro, he prepared for college at Thornton 
Academy in Saco and following his gradu- 
ation from Bowdoin in 1902 was for 13 
years an educator in Philadelphia, where 
he taught mathematics at Drexel Institute 
and was athletic director and head of the 
Department of Mathematics and Chemis- 
try at the DeLancey School. In 1915 he 
returned to Maine, where he was co- 
founder of the Hamilton Lumber Co., 
owned an insurance business, and farmed 
the Hamilton Homestead in Waterboro. 

Mr. Hamilton was president of the Pine 
Grove Cemetery Association, treasurer of 
the Mountain Lodge Deer Camp, chair- 
man of the Board of Trustees of the 
Waterboro Fire Department, and past mas- 
ter and chaplain of the Masonic Lodge in 
Alfred. He had served as moderator of the 
Town of Waterboro, was a member of the 
Grange, and attended Blaisdell Memorial 
Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, 
Mrs. Francisca Dambman Hamilton, whom 
he married on Sept. 23, 1916, in Water- 
boro; three sons, Benjamin P. Hamilton 
Jr. of Ramsey, N.H., James O. Hamilton 
of Wyomissing, Pa., and Carl D. Hamilton 
of Lafayette Hill, Pa.; a daughter, Emily 
Hamilton of Swampscott, Mass.; eight 
grandchildren; and one great-grandson. His 
fraternity was Beta Theta Pi. 

John W. Higgins '02 

John Warren Higgins, retired register of 
deeds for Somerset County, died on Sept. 
6, 1968, in Skowhegan. Born in the Maine 
town of Starks on Aug. 23, 1877, he pre- 
pared for college at Anson Academy and 
following his graduation from Bowdoin 
taught for a year in Sullivan before be- 
coming principal of Kennebunkport High 
School, where he remained until 1906. He 
was also principal of Wilton Academy and 
of high schools in Starks, New Sharon, and 
West Enfield. He served in the Maine 
House of Representatives in 1909-10 and 
worked in the Maine State Senate before 
being elected register of deeds in Somerset 
County in 1914, a position which he held 
until his retirement in 1938. 

For many years a member of the Ma- 
sons, Mr. Higgins had served as a director 
of the Somerset Building and Loan Asso- 
ciation. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. 
Florence Stanley Higgins, whom he mar- 
ried on April 26, 1915, in Kezar Falls. In 
1966 he and Mrs. Higgins established the 
John W. and Florence S. Higgins Scholar- 
ship Fund at Bowdoin, with preference 
given to students from Starks, Skowhegan; 
and other communities in Somerset Coun- 
ty. His fraternity was Delta Upsilon. 

Thaddeus B. Roberts '06 

Thaddeus Blaine Roberts died on June 2, 
1968, in the Maine town of Norway, where 
he lived most of his life. Born there on 
Nov. 20, 1884, he prepared for college at 
the local high school and following his 
graduation from Bowdoin magna cum 
laude studied agriculture for a year at Cor- 
nell University. From 1908 until 1915 he 
was engaged in dairy and poultry farming 
in Norway and then spent about ten years 
operating the Bowdoin Inn in Augusta. 
From 1929 until 1945 he was the owner 
and manager of Roberts Jersey Farm in 


Norway. In his later years he owned and 
operated a tree farm there. 

Mr. Roberts is survived by his wife, Mrs. 
Lena Schenck Roberts, whom he married 
in Norway on Aug. 17, 1915; a son, John 
A. Roberts of Lynnfield, Mass.; two daugh- 
ters, Mary L. Roberts of New York City 
and Mrs. Martha R. Schlick of Auburn; 
and seven grandchildren. He was a mem- 
ber of Phi Beta Kappa at Bowdoin. 

John H. Halford '07 

John Henry Halford, retired vice president 
and director of James Lees & Sons Co. and 
a trustee emeritus of the College, died on 
July 8, 1968, in Bridgton, following a brief 
illness. Born on Sept. 29, 1885, at Great 
Horton, Bradford, Yorkshire, England, he 
prepared for college at Hebron Academy 
and attended Bowdoin from 1903 until 
1905. After six years with a worsted yarn 
mill in Limerick, including three years as 
superintendent, he became assistant super- 
intendent of the S. B. and B. W. Fleisher 
Mills in Philadelphia. In 1913 he became 
superintendent of James Lees & Sons in 
Bridgeport, Pa., of which he was vice 
president from 1918 until his retirement 
in 1951. He continued as a director until 
1962 and had also been a director of Lees 
Building Association. During World War 
II he was a member of the Wool Advisory 
Committee of the War Production Board. 
A director of the Bridgeport National 
Bank, he had served as president and a 
trustee of the Montgomery Hospital in 
Norristown, Pa., and as an elder of the 
First Presbyterian Church there. He was a 
member of the Union League Club of 
Philadelphia, the Historical Society of 
Montgomery County, the Valley Forge 
Historical Society, the New England So- 
ciety of Philadelphia, and Rotary Interna- 
tional. He had been a trustee of the Nor- 
ristown Community Chest, a director of 
the Norristown YMCA for 20 years, and 
chairman of the Norristown chapter of the 
American Red Cross. During the 1920's he 
served as a scoutmaster and as a Sunday 
School superintendent at the Presbyterian 
Church in Jeffersonville, Pa., and he re- 
cently gave several acres of land to that 
community for use as a public playground. 
At one time a member of the West Norri- 
ton School Board, he had more recently 
been a member of the Advisory Committee 
of the Liberty Real Estate Trust Co. and 
the Fidelity-Philadelphia Bank and Trust 
Co. He had for years been a trustee of 
Hebron Academy, and his gifts had made 

possible the restoration of the Hebron 
Community Baptist Church and the con- 
struction of a new dormitory, Halford Hall, 
which was dedicated in 1967. 

In Bowdoin affairs Mr. Halford was 
elected to the Board of Overseers in 1948 
and to the Board of Trustees in 1953. In 
1967 he retired as an active member of the 
Board and was elected a trustee emeritus. 
For a number of years he was chairman 
of the Governing Boards Committee on 
Art Interests. His many gifts to the Mu- 
seum of Art at the College included im- 
portant examples of 18th- and 19th- 
century American and English paintings 
and Early American furniture. He was a 
director of the Alumni Fund from 1933 to 
1936 and also served as 1907 class agent 
for some ten years. Upon several occasions 
he was elected president of the Bowdoin 
Club of Philadelphia. 

In 1922 Mr. Halford bought and devel- 
oped Hartranft Farm, the acreage sur- 
rounding his home, which had been the 
boyhood home of Civil War General Hart- 
ranft, who later became governor of Penn- 
sylvania. This development was called 
Hartranft Place, roads and footpaths were 
laid out, and the streets were lined on both 
sides with elm trees, which now interlock 
over the streets and bring shade to the 
lawns and gardens of the homes which 
have been built there. Several years ago an 
additional area of 100 acres was added to 
this development, and it became known as 
Halford Hills. 

Mr. Halford is survived by his wife, 
Mrs. Hannah Kellett Halford, whom he 
married on Nov. 25, 1914, in Philadelphia; 
a son, John H. Halford Jr. '38 of Norwell, 
Mass.; a daughter, Mrs. Charles E. Parker 
Jr. of Leonia, N.J.; and five grandchildren, 
including Bowdoin grandsons John H. Hal- 
ford III '64 and Charles E. Parker III '69. 
His fraternity was Zeta Psi. 

Bowdoin conferred an honorary master 
of arts degree on Mr. Halford on June 23, 
1927, at which time President Sills read a 
citation that said in part ". . . representa- 
tive of the non-graduates, that large group 
of Bowdoin men who for good or other 
reasons left college before obtaining their 
degrees but who by their affection for their 
Alma Mater, their support, and their loy- 
alty have often set high standards for the 
more regular members of the alumni body; 
successful manufacturer; good citizen; 
president of the Philadelphia Alumni Asso- 

John E. Crowley '09 

John Edward Crowley died on Aug. 11, 
1968, in Winchester, Mass., after a short 
illness. Born in Bangor on Aug. 6, 1886, he 
prepared for college at the local high 
school and attended Bowdoin for two years 
before entering Massachusetts Institute of 
Technology, from which he received a B.S. 
degree in 1912. He was for two years with 
the construction department of Stone & 
Webster in Boston before joining the Frank 
Ridlon Co., also in Boston, with which he 
served first as manager of the maintenance 
department and then as manager of the 
construction department. From 1922 until 
1934 he was associated with Stearns, Perry 
& South, electrical contractors in Boston, 
and then became manager and vice presi- 
dent of Derby Electric Motors Co. He re- 
tired in 1955. 

Mr. Crowley is survived by his wife, 

Mrs. Marjory Bond Crowley, whom he 
married in Reading, Mass., on April 21, 
1917; a son, John R. Crowley of Melrose, 
Mass.; three grandsons; and a great-grand- 
son. His fraternity was Psi Upsilon. 

Thomas D. Ginn '09 

Thomas Davis Ginn, who retired in 1954 
after nearly half a century in education, 
died on Sept. 3, 1968, in Boston. Born in 
Roxbury, Mass., on July 28, 1885, he pre- 
pared for college at Roxbury High School 
and following his graduation from Bow- 
doin served two years as assistant principal 
of Wallingford (Conn.) High School. He 
then taught science classes at Crosby High 
School in Waterbury, Conn., until 1914, 
when he became head of the science de- 
partment at the Boston Trade School. From 
1920 until 1934 he was an assistant in the 
Department of Vocational Guidance in 
Boston. In 1931 he was elected principal 
of Roxbury Evening Commercial High 
School, and in 1942 he became head of the 
Division of Employment of the Bureau of 
Child Accounting. In 1947 he was ap- 
pointed director of the Department of Vo- 
cational Guidance, a position which he 
held until his retirement in 1954. 

In 1923 Mr. Ginn received a master of 
education degree from Harvard University, 
where he was elected to Phi Delta Kappa. 
He also did graduate work at Boston Uni- 
versity. An honorary member of the Great- 
er Boston Personnel and Guidance Asso- 
ciation, he had served as a lecturer at both 
Boston University and Boston Teachers 
College. He was a past president of the 
Guidance Association and from 1930 until 
1932 was superintendent of St. Paul's 
Church School in Newton Highlands, Mass. 
During World War I he was a counselor 
for the St. Paul's Cathedral unit for sol- 
diers and sailors. In World War II he 
served as an air raid warden. On June 24, 
1924, he was married to Florence P. Hale, 
who died in 1959. He is survived by a sis- 
ter, Susan J. Ginn of Boston. His fraternity 
was Beta Theta Pi. 

Ernest H. Pottle '09 

Ernest Harold Pottle died on June 2, 1968 
in Norwalk, Conn., after a long illness. 
Born on June 30, 1887, in Livermore 
Falls, he prepared for college at Farming- 
ton High School and following his gradu- 
ation from Bowdoin was associated with 
the real estate company of Herbert E. 
Williams in Brooklyn, N.Y., and with the 
Blanchard Press in New York City before 
joining the Colonial Works, paint manu- 
facturers, in Brooklyn. From 1922 until 
1924 he was manager of the Fischer Pho- 
nograph Division of Mayer Bros. & Bram- 
ley in New York and then for three years 
was president of the Hazard Lead Works 
in Hazardville, Conn., before becoming 
sales agent for Buxton, Inc., in New York, 
manufacturers of small leather goods. He 
retired in 1950. 

Mr. Pottle was for some years a deacon 
of the Congregational Church in Glen 
Ridge, N.J., where he was also secretary 
of the Civil Defense Council from 1942 
until 1945. He was class secretary for 1909 
from its graduation until 1954. Surviving 
are a son, Ernest H. Pottle Jr. '41 of Wil- 
ton, Conn.; four grandchildren; and one 
great-grandchild. On Dec. 29, 1917, he 


was married in Brooklyn to Louise P. 
Knapp, who died on Nov. 6, 1961. His 
fraternity was Delta Upsilon. 

Philip H. Hansen '11 

Philip Herman Hansen, for many years an 
investment broker, died in a Portland hos- 
pital on Aug. 4, 1968, following a brief 
illness. Born in Portland on May 31, 1890, 
he prepared for college at Portland High 
School and following his graduation from 
Bowdoin was associated with the American 
Telephone Co. and the Barrett Manufactur- 
ing Co., both in Philadelphia. He held sev- 
eral sales positions in Minneapolis, Minn., 
from 1912 until 1922, except for a period 
of service in the Army during World War 
I. From 1922 until 1936 he was in Pitts- 
burgh, Pa., engaged in sales work, and 
since 1936 he had lived in the Portland 
area, where he sold securities for a number 
of firms, including J. Arthur Warner & Co. 
and Draper Sears & Co. of Boston. 

A member of the Masons, the Kora 
Temple Shrine, the Portland Club, and the 
State Street Congregational Church in 
Portland, Mr. Hansen is survived by his 
wife, Mrs. Violet Colt Hansen, whom he 
married on March 1, 1919, in St. Paul, 
Minn.; a daughter, Mrs. Suzy H. North of 
Old Greenwich, Conn.; and four grand- 
children. His fraternity was Delta Kappa 

Ralph R. Glidden 16 

Ralph Raymond Glidden of Peaks Island 
died on Sept. 15, 1968, in Portland, follow- 
ing a long illness. Born on July 10, 1892, 
in Calais, he prepared for college at Gar- 
diner High School and attended Bowdoin 
during 1912-13. For many years he was 
associated with Hannaford Bros. Co. in 
Portland, wholesalers of fruit, produce, and 
groceries. In more recent years he was 
employed by a Peaks Island grocery store. 
Mr. Glidden was a former member of 
the Knights of Pythias. He is survived by 
his wife, Mrs. Ida Randall Glidden, whom 
he married on Oct. 8, 1928, in Portsmouth, 
N.H.; a daughter, Mrs. Angelo Cantalupo 
of Rockville, Md.; two brothers, Vernard 
G. Glidden and Lewis N. Glidden, both of 
Portland; a sister, Mrs. Everett Dough- 
ty of Cape Elizabeth; and two grandsons. 
His fraternity was Kappa Sigma. 

Clarence H. Crosby '17 

Clarence Henry Crosby, a lawyer in Dexter 
for more than 40 years, died on June 7, 
1968, at a hospital in that town. Born in 
Dexter on May 28, 1894, he prepared for 
college at the local high school and follow- 
ing his graduation from Bowdoin summa 
cum laude served in the Navy for two 
years during World War I, attaining the 
rank of lieutenant junior grade. After the 
war he was for several years in charge of 
sales for the H. J. Heinz Co. in central 
and eastern Maine, with headquarters in 
Bangor. After his graduation from Harvard 
Law School in 1925, he returned to Dexter 
to practice with his father in the firm of 
Crosby & Crosby. He sen-ed in the Maine 
State Senate from 1928 until 1932, was a 
director of the Merrill Trust Co. and Fay 
& Scott Co., was for more than 30 years 
treasurer and a director of the Dexter Pub- 

lic Health Association, and had been a vice 
president of the Maine Bar Association. 
Mr. Crosby had also served as treasurer 
and a director of Plummer Memorial Hos- 
pital in Dexter, as chairman of the Dexter 
Finance Committee, and as a trustee of Ab- 
bott Memorial Library. A member of the 
Masons and the American Legion, he was 
from 1937 until 1945 legislative counsel 
for the Bangor and Aroostook Railroad. 
In Bowdoin affairs he served as class agent 
for 1917 in the Alumni Fund in the 1920's 
and from 1931 to 1934 was a member of 
the Alumni Council, of which he was presi- 
dent in 1933-34. A selectman in Dexter 
from 1928 to 1932, he was a member of 
the American Judicature Society and the 
Penobscot County, Me., and American Bar 
Associations. He is survived by his wife, 
Mrs. Helen Foss Crosby, whom he mar- 
ried in Dexter on Dec. 11, 1917; two 
daughters, Mrs. Isabella C. Shipman of 
Wolfeboro, N.H., and Mrs. Priscilla C. 
Lewis of Brooklyn, N.Y.; two sons, Charles 
J. Crosby '43 of Wellesley Hills, Mass., 
and David Crosby of Auburn; and nine 
grandchildren. He was a member of Phi 
Beta Kappa and Delta Kappa Epsilon Fra- 

Oscar L. Hamlin '18 

Oscar Lawrence Hamlin, a retired banker, 
died unexpectedly at his home in Milo on 
Aug. 29, 1968. Born on Feb. 6, 1896, in 
Milo, he prepared for college at the local 
high school and following his graduation 
from Bowdoin was associated with the 
American Thread Co. in Milo until Janu- 
ary 1921, when he joined the faculty at 
Portage High School. The following July 
he became manager of the Milo branch of 
the Merrill Trust Co., a position which he 
held until his retirement in 1961. 

Active in civic affairs, Mr. Hamlin had 
served on the town budget committee and 
for a number of years was a member of 
the Superintending School Committee and 
the Board of Trustees of the United Bap- 
tist Church. He was also a member of sev- 
eral Masonic bodies. Surviving are his wife, 
Mrs. Pearl Morrill Hamlin, whom he mar- 
ried on July 3, 1917, in Milo; three sons, 
Carl M. Hamlin '43 and George E. Ham- 
lin, both of Milo, and Robert E. Hamlin 
of Millinocket; two sisters, Mrs. Lloyd H. 
Treworgy of Milo and Mrs. Richard Cum- 
mings of Wayne, Pa.; eight grandchildren; 
and three great-grandchildren. He was a 
member of Psi Upsilon and Phi Beta Kap- 
pa Fraternities. 

Paul V. Mason '20 

Paul Venner Mason died in a Bath hospital 
on Sept. 14, 1968, after a short illness. 
Born on Aug. 24, 1897, in Brunswick, he 
prepared for college at Guilford High 
School and following his graduation from 
Bowdoin joined the faculty at North Anson 
Academy, where he was also director of 
athletics. In January 1922 he moved to the 
Abbott School in Farmington, where he 
taught English and history. He later taught 
in Alfred and for several years was prin- 
cipal of the Bailey Evening School in Bath. 
In 1924 he joined the Edison Illuminating 
Co. in Boston as a district sales agent. 
From 1938 until his retirement in Decem- 
ber 1967 he was with the Post Office in 
Bath. In 1965 he received a Superior Ac- 

complishment Award for his work there. 
Mr. Mason was a member of the Ma- 
sons, the Elks, and the Bath Senior Citi- 
zens' Club. He is survived by his wife, 
Mrs. Una M. Haskell Mason, whom he 
married on Sept. 26, 1941, in Newbury- 
port, Mass.; a son, Neil E. Mason, who is 
serving in the Navy; two daughters, Mrs. 
Joseph A. Ginn Jr. of Essex, Mass., and 
Nancy S. Mason of Cambridge, Mass.; a 
sister, Mrs. Aurelia V. Hudson; and five 
grandchildren. His fraternity was Delta 

George Noah '23 

George Noah died on Aug. 25, 1968, at 
Leonard Morse Hospital in Natick, Mass., 
following a brief illness. Born on July 4, 
1901, in Melrose, Mass., he prepared for 
college at Melrose High School and at- 
tended the University of Maine for a year 
before transferring to Bowdoin as a sopho- 
more. In February 1923 he transferred 
back to Maine, where he received a bach- 
elor's degree that June. After a year with 
a chain store system in Indiana and Ken- 
tucky, he was from 1924 until 1927 a min- 
iature lamp specialist with the Edison 
Lamp Works of the General Electric Co. 
in New York. He then entered the invest- 
ment securities business. From 1943 until 
1945 he was with the Raytheon Manufac- 
turing Co. in Waltham, Mass., and then 
joined the Army Laboratories in Natick, 
where he was an engineer. 

A veteran of Army service in World 
War II, Mr. Noah was a member of the 
American Legion. He is survived by his 
wife, Mrs. Mary Bonneau Noah, whom he 
married on June 27, 1947, in Jamestown, 
N.Y. His fraternity was Delta Kappa Ep- 

Orville H. Orcutt '23 

Orville Hussey Orcutt died on March 2, 
1967, in Eau Gallie, Fla., according to 
word received recently at the Alumni Of- 
fice. Born on May 14, 1899, in Ashland, 
he prepared for college at Milton Academy 
in Massachusetts and during World War I 
served in both the American Field Service 
and the Army Motor Transport Service in 
France, being recommended for the Croix 
de Guerre. 

During World War II Mr. Orcutt was 
associated with the General Electric Co. 
in Lynn, Mass. After the war ended, he 
went into business with the Atlantic Refin- 
ing Co., with which he was connected un- 
til his retirement in 1965. He is survived' 
by his wife, Mrs. Dorothy Macleod Orcutt, 
whom he married in Seabrook, N.H., on 
May 13, 1935. He was a member of Psi 
Upsilon Fraternity. 

John Morley '24 

John Morley, who for many years was as- 
sociated with the legal department of the 
Fund American Insurance Group, died in 
Winchester, Mass., on June 7, 1968, after 
a long illness. Born on Dec. 25, 1901, in 
Manchester, Mass., he prepared for college 
at the local high school and attended Tufts 
College for a year before transferring to 
Bowdoin. Following his graduation in 1924 
he entered Harvard Law School, from 
which he received a bachelor of laws de- 


gree in 1927. He then joined the National 
Surety Co. of New York, working in Pitts- 
burgh, Philadelphia, and Boston. He re- 
mained with the National Surety when it 
merged to form the Fund American Insur- 
ance Group. He retired in 1964. 

Mr. Morley was a past president of the 
West Side Social Club in Wakefield and 
was a member of the Wakefield Lodge of 
Elks and the Massachusetts and New York 
Bar Associations. He had been a member 
of the Light Commissioners of the Wake- 
field Municipal Light Board for more than 
ten years, including several as chairman. 
He was a communicant of St. Joseph's 
Catholic Church in Wakefield and a mem- 
ber of the St. Joseph's Holy Name Society. 
Mr. Morley is survived by three sons, John 
Morley Jr. of Milton, Mass., Robert A. 
Morley of Wakefield, and N. Douglas Mor- 
ley of Cheshire, Conn.; two brothers, Ed- 
ward Morley of Manchester, Mass., and 
Austin Morley of Magnolia, Mass.; four 
sisters, Mrs. Helen Garrison of Miami, 
Fla., Mrs. Mary Weidhass of East Hamp- 
ton, Mass., Margaret Morley of South 
Hadley, Mass., and Magnolia, and Mrs. 
Louise Murphy of Irvington, N.Y.; and 
four grandchildren. 

F. Webster Browne '25 

Frederick Webster Browne, an executive in 
the food processing field for more than 40 
years, died unexpectedly on Sept. 12, 1968, 
at his home in Brunswick. Born on Jan. 31, 
1903, in Lawrence, Mass., he prepared for 
college at Governor Dummer Academy in 
Massachusetts and following his graduation 
from Bowdoin became a partner in the 
canning and quick freezing firm of H. C. 
Baxter & Bro. In recent years he had served 
as vice president of the Snow Flake Can- 
ning Co., in charge of sales and advertising. 

He was a former vice president and pres- 
ident of the Maine Canners and Freezers 
Association, which in 1959 presented a 
special award to him in recognition of his 
outstanding service as its secretary-treasur- 
er for 31 years. He had also served as 
president of the Frozen Potato Products 
Institute and as a director of the National 
Association of Frozen Food Packers. 

Mr. Browne was a director of the Maine 
World Trade Council, a vice president of 
the Brunswick Area Chamber of Com- 
merce, and a former director of the Bruns- 
wick National Bank. He was also active in 
Community Chest campaigns in Brunswick. 
In Bowdoin affairs he had served as re- 
union chairman for the Class of 1925 and 
was president of the Psi Upsilon Chapter 
House Association. Only a few days before 
his death he helped supervise arrangements 
for the national convention of Psi Upsilon, 
held on the Bowdoin campus. He is sur- 
vived by his wife, Mrs. Lena Everett 
Browne, whom he married on Oct. 16, 
1942, in Portland; three sons, Peter M. 
Browne of Boston, Timothy W. Browne of 
San Antonio, Tex., and Jonathan F. 
Browne of Salt Lake City, Utah; two 
daughters, Margaret A. Browne of Char- 
lottesville, Va., and Mrs. Stephen H. Cong- 
don of Tucson, Ariz.; a sister, Mrs. Mar- 
jorie Kelley of Cambridge, Mass.; and four 

Harlow C. Young '26 
Harlow Creighton Young, a statistician 

with Cities Service Oil Co. for 40 years, 
died on July 21, 1968, at his home in 
Blackwood, N.J. Born on July 15, 1904, 
in the Maine town of Hartland, he pre- 
pared for college at Coburn Classical In- 
stitute in Waterville and attended Bowdoin 
during 1922-23. Shortly afterward he 
joined Cities Service, from which he was 
to have retired on Aug. 1, 1968. 

During World War II Mr. Young served 
in the Army Air Corps. A member of the 
Masons, he is survived by his wife, Mrs. 
Sally Murphy Young, whom he married 
in Boston on April 20, 1956; two brothers, 
Harold E. Young '26 of Barre, Vt., and 
Ralph H. Young of Chelmsford, Mass.; 
and three sisters, Mrs. Marjorie Keirstead 
of Wethersfield, Conn., Mrs. Ruth Steeves 
of Hartland, and Mrs. Madeline Sawyer of 
Newport. His fraternity was Sigma Nu. 

Albert Dekker '27 

Albert Dekker, a well known actor with 
more than 40 years of experience on the 
stage, in motion pictures, and on television, 
died unexpectedly on May 4, 1968, in 
Hollywood, Calif. Born on Dec. 20, 1905, 
in Brooklyn, N.Y., he prepared for college 
at Richmond Hill (N.Y.) High School and 
following his graduation from Bowdoin 
went directly to the Stuart Walker Players 
in Cincinnati, Ohio. He was later a mem- 
ber of the touring company of the Theater 
Guild in Volpone, R.U.R., and other plays. 
He opened in New York with the original 
Lysistrata cast and in 1932 played the lead 
in Grand Hotel. In 1937 he went to Holly- 
wood, where he made his movie debut in 
The Great Garrick. As a character actor 
specializing in Western, comedy, and vil- 
lain's roles, he was steadily in demand and 
appeared in more than 30 feature films, in- 
cluding Marie Antoinette, Anna Christie, 
Beau Geste, The Man in the Iron Mask, 
Dr. Cyclops, Strange Cargo, The Killers, 
Wake Island, Two Years Before the Mast, 
Woman of the Town, and Yokel Boy. From 
1944 to 1946 he was a member of the 
California Legislature, representing a dis- 
trict that included part of Hollywood. Dur- 
ing World War II he toured extensively 
through military installations and was ac- 
tive as a speaker at War Bond rallies. 

In 1950 Mr. Dekker returned to the 
stage in New York to play the central role 
of Willy Loman in Arthur Miller's Death 
of a Salesman. He subsequently toured 
with Edith Atwater in poetry reading en- 
gagements in this country and in England. 
In 1963 he took the part of the Duke of 
Norfolk with the New York cast of A 
Man for All Seasons, which played in the 
principal cities in the United States and 
Canada. Twice he received the award for 
finest acting on television in England in 
All My Sons and Death of a Salesman. He 
appeared in numerous television dramas 
and in other films such as Gentleman's 
Agreement, The Silver Chalice, East of 
Eden, Kiss Me Deadly, Illegal, and Sud- 
denly Last Summer. 

More recently Mr. Dekker appeared in 
such plays as The Andersonville Trial, The 
Devils, and Face of a Hero. He is survived 
by a son, Benjamin Dekker, a student at 
the Cornell University School of Hotel 
Administration in Ithaca, N.Y.; a daugh- 
ter, Jan Dekker of Hastings, N.Y.; his 
mother, Mrs. Grace D. Ecke of Katonah, 
N.Y.; a sister, Kathryn, also of Katonah; 
and a brother, Dr. Robert S. Ecke '31 of 

Katonah. He was a member of Alpha 
Delta Phi Fraternity. 

Robert H. Day '30 

Robert Huston Day died at his home in 
Portsmouth, N.H., on July 14, 1968, fol- 
lowing a long illness. Born in Wiscasset 
on July 31, 1906, he prepared for college 
at Hebron Academy and attended Bowdoin 
from 1926 until 1928. He was an automo- 
bile salesman in Natick, Mass., until 1933, 
when he became a beauty parlor supply 
salesman in Portland. During World War 
II he worked at the Bath Iron Works and 
the Boston Navy Yard in Charlestown, 
Mass. In 1946 he moved to Detroit, Mich., 
where he was employed by the Federal 
Screw Co. until 1957. After seven years at 
the Kittery Naval Shipyard he was a cus- 
todian at the New Hampshire Technical 
Institute until his retirement in 1967 be- 
cause of ill health. 

Mr. Day is survived by his wife, Mrs. 
Jessie Breens Day, whom he married on 
April 29, 1936, in Portsmouth; a son, Rob- 
ert H. Day Jr. of Portland; and three 

Lyndon A. McMackin '30 

Lyndon Arnold McMackin, a real estate 
broker, died on Sept. 15, 1968, in Portland, 
following a brief illness. Born in Topsham 
on Nov. 3, 1907, he prepared for college at 
Brunswick High School and attended Bow- 
doin for two years. He was for a time head 
of the McMackin News and Public Service 
Bureau of Brunswick and town clerk of 
Topsham before becoming a real estate 
broker with the Clifford L. Swan Co. of 
Portland, with which he was promotional 
director for 15 years. Later he opened a 
real estate brokerage firm in Westbrook. 

Mr. McMackin is survived by his wife, 
Mrs. Ruth Dearborn McMackin, whom he 
married on June 28, 1946, in Portland; a 
son, Lyndon G. McMackin of Houlton; a 
daughter, Mrs. William McDonald of Cum- 
berland Center; two sisters, Mrs. Erla 
Gottschalk of Maiden, Mass., and Mrs. 
Althea Theberge of Great Island; and 
three grandchildren. 

Lorimer K. Eaton '33 

Lorimer Knowlton Eaton, a lawyer in Bel- 
fast for more than 30 years, died unex- 
pectedly in that town on June 15, 1968, 
following a brief illness. Born on April 11, 
1912, in Stonington, he prepared for col- 
lege at Hebron Academy and after his 
graduation from Bowdoin entered Harvard 
Law School, from which he received a 
bachelor of laws degree in 1936. Since that 
time he had practiced in Belfast and at his 
death was a senior member of the firm of 
Eaton, Glass, and Marsano. He had served 
as recorder of the Waldo County Munici- 
pal Court and was financial adviser of the 
Waldo County Hospital. He was also a 
director of the Belfast Home for Aged 
Women, the Depositors Trust Co. of Bel- 
fast, and the Sweetser Home for Children 
in Saco. 

Mr. Eaton is survived by his wife, Mrs. 
Ruth Rainey Eaton, whom he married on 
Oct. 30, 1940, in Belfast; a daughter, Cyn- 
thia M. Eaton of New York City; a son, 
Lorimer K. Eaton Jr. of Belfast; and a 


brother, Elston R. Eaton '33 of Brooks. 
His fraternity was Chi Psi. 

Stuart T. Mansfield '35 

Stuart Thomson Mansfield, a copy desk 
editor for the Boston Record American- 
Sunday Advertiser, died on July 5, 1968, 
at Lemuel Shattuck Hospital in Boston af- 
ter a brief illness. Born on Sept. 25, 1913, 
in Worcester, Mass., he prepared for col- 
lege at Haverhill (Mass.) High School and 
attended Bowdoin from 1931 to 1935. He 
was for a year associated with a leather 
processing company in Haverhill and then 
joined the Haverhill Evening Gazette as a 
reporter. From 1942 until 1953 he was 
with the Providence Journal-Bulletin in 
Rhode Island and during World War II 
was also an announcer with radio station 
WJAR in Providence. After two years with 
the Boston Post, he became wire editor at 
the Bethlehem Globe-Times in Bethlehem, 
Pa., and also served as sports publicity di- 
rector for Moravian College there. He 
joined the Record American in 1964. 

Mr. Mansfield is survived by his wife, 
Mrs. May Snow Mansfield, whom he mar- 
ried on April 11, 1936, in Freeport; three 
daughters, Mrs. John Anders of Center 
Valley, Pa., Mrs. Charles Sigley of Free- 
manburg, Pa., and Mrs. Leslie Van Tassel 
of Bangor; a son, Robert A. Mansfield of 
Quincy; and seven grandchildren. His fra- 
ternity was Kappa Sigma. 

J. Vernon Carten '39 

John Vernon Carten died in an accident on 
Sept. 15, 1968, in Portsmouth, Ohio. Born 
on June 11, 1916, in Watertown, Mass., he 
prepared for college at Braintree (Mass.) 
High School and at the Huntington School 
for Boys in Boston and attended Bowdoin 
from 1935 until 1939. He then joined the 
United States Rubber Co. as a chemist. In 
1946 he changed to sales work with that 
company, in the coated fabrics division. 
After some years with the Interchemical 
Corp., he became a sales engineer in 1963 
with Mount Hope Machinery Co. in Taun- 
ton, Mass., for which he covered the upper 
New York State area. In 1964 he was 
transferred to Ohio. 

Mr. Carten was a deacon of the United 
Church of Christ in Medina, Ohio, and a 
member of the Board of Directors of Road 
Runners, a division of the Chamber of 
Commerce. He is survived by his wife, 
Mrs. Dorothy Lewis Carten, whom he 
married in Chelmsford, Mass., on Dec. 13, 
1942; two daughters, Mrs. Stephen French 
of Charlottesville, Va., and Deborah S. 
Carten; a son, John D. Carten; and a 
granddaughter. His fraternity was Theta 
Delta Chi. 

James A. Hales '40 

James Arthur Hales, a contracting adminis- 
trator for Lockheed Missile and Space Co., 
died unexpectedly at his home in Los Altos, 
Calif., on July 14, 1968. Born on June 4, 
1917, in Portsmouth, N.H., he prepared 
for college at Braintree (Mass.) High 
School and at Thayer Academy in Massa- 
chusetts and following his graduation from 
Bowdoin was employed for two years with 
the Bethlehem Steel Co. in Quincy, Mass. 
He then joined the Navy, in which he 

served for three years, attaining the rank 
of lieutenant and becoming the executive 
officer of a P.T. boat in the Pacific. After 
the war he was associated with the Aetna 
Life Insurance Co. and was a salesman 
with B. L. Makepeace Inc., in Boston, be- 
fore moving in 1954 to California, where 
he worked at Vandenberg Air Force Base 
until joining Lockheed in 1961. 

Mr. Hales was a member of the Junior 
Artist Guild and a member and past presi- 
dent of both the Peninsula Frolics Associa- 
tion and the Himandhers, a social club 
sponsored by the Immanuel Lutheran 
Church in Los Altos. He is survived by 
his wife, Mrs. Eleanor Hoag Hales, whom 
he married in Quincy on Dec. 26, 1944; 
and two daughters, Susan A. Hales and 
Sally A. Hales, both of Los Altos. His fra- 
ternity was Chi Psi. 

Henry H. Hastings '41 

Henry Harmon Hastings, a lawyer in Beth- 
el since 1946, died unexpectedly at his 
home there on Aug. 25, 1968. Born on 
Oct. 13, 1918, in Bethel, he prepared for 
college at Gould Academy there and fol- 
lowing his graduation from Bowdoin en- 
tered Boston University Law School, from 
which he received his bachelor of laws de- 
gree in 1944. He practiced in Boston for 
two years before returning in 1946 to Beth- 
el, where he served as secretary of the 
Chamber of Commerce, as first assessor of 
the Village Corporation, as moderator at 
town meetings, and as head of the Plan- 
ning Board, in addition to taking part in 
many other civic activities. He was Oxford 
County attorney from 1953 to 1956 and 
judge of the Norway Municipal Court 
from 1960 until the end of 1965, when 
Maine's new District Court system closed 
that court. 

A trustee of the Bethel Savings Bank and 
president of the Bethel Area Development 
Corp., Mr. Hastings was a member and 
past president of the Oxford County Bar 
Association and a member of the Maine 
Bar, the West Parish Church of Bethel, the 
Masons, and the Kora Temple Shrine. He 
had served as both president and Alumni 
Council Member for the Western Maine 
Bowdoin Club. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. 
Annie MacKinnon Hastings, whom he 
married on May 22, 1948, in the Maine 
town of Mexico; a son, Stephen (17); and 
a daughter, Cynthia (15). His fraternity 
was Theta Delta Chi. 

Walter H. Young '41 

Walter Hardy Young, assistant headmaster 
of the Stowe Preparatory School in Stowe, 
Vt., died on July 10, 1968, in a 1,000-foot 
fall down the south wall of the Moench 
Alp at Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland. He was 
descending the peak with a climbing com- 
panion when the accident occurred. Born 
on July 19, 1918, in Boston, he prepared 
for college at the Roxbury Latin School in 
West Roxbury, Mass., and following his 
graduation from Bowdoin entered Virginia 
Theological Seminary, from which he re- 
ceived a bachelor of divinity degree in 
September 1943. He was for two years 
curate of Trinity Church in Boston and 
then joined the faculty at the Cranbrook 
School in Bloomfield Hills, Mich., where 
for nearly 20 years he was chaplain, 
coached hockey, and taught courses in re- 

ligion. He had been assistant headmaster 
of the Stowe School since moving there in 

Mr. Young was a trustee of the Helen 
Day Memorial Library and Art Center in 
Stowe and a member of the Stowe Tennis 
Club. He is survived by his former wife, 
Martha, who lives in Dedham, Mass.; a 
son, Stephen S. Young, a student at the 
University of Vermont; two daughters, San- 
dra S. Young and Laurie L. Young; and 
two sisters, Mrs. Mary Chittim of Tops- 
ham and Mrs. Nancy T. Herforth of Cleve- 
land Heights, Ohio. His fraternity was 
Delta Upsilon. 

Gregory D. Payne '54 

Gregory Dwight Payne, an executive of the 
Payne Insurance Agency, died unexpected- 
ly at his home in Lewiston on Aug. 9, 
1968. Born on May 21, 1932, in Portland, 
he prepared for college at Lewiston High 
School and following his graduation from 
Bowdoin served for two years in the Army. 
Since 1956 he had been associated with his 
father in the Payne Insurance Agency, of 
which he was the owner. 

Mr. Payne was a member of Child and 
Family Services, the Elks Club, and the 
Androscoggin Bowdoin Club, and was a 
communicant of St. Joseph's Catholic 
Church. He is survived by his wife, Jean, 
whom he married in Lewiston on June 29, 
1954; two sons, Douglas J. Payne and 
Dwight S. Payne; his father, John D. Payne 
of Lewiston; and a brother, J. Bradford 
Payne of Lewiston. His fraternity was Sig- 
ma Nu. 

John F. Thompson H'59 

John Fairfield Thompson, honorary chair- 
man of the International Nickel Co. of 
Canada, Ltd., and its United States subsidi- 
ary, the International Nickel Co., died on 
July 13, 1968, in Brooklyn (N.Y.) Hos- 
pital. Born in Portland on March 8, 1881, 
he was graduated from Columbia Univer- 
sity's School of Mines in 1903 and received 
a Ph.D. degree there in 1906, when he 
joined International Nickel as a metallur- 
gist, to design and operate a research labo- 
ratory for the investigation of the poten- 
tialities of Monel nickel-copper alloy, 
which had just been developed. He was 
president of both companies from 1949 to 
1952 and was chairman of the board from 
1951 until 1960, when he was elected hon- 
orary chairman. 

Dr. Thompson had received honorary 
degrees from Columbia, Queens University 
in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, and Mar- 
shall College in West Virginia, as well as 
from Bowdoin. In 1956 International Nick- 
el's mining center in northern Manitoba 
and the nearby town were named in his 
honor. In 1961 he was elected an honorary 
member of the American Institute of Min- 
ing, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engi- 
neers. He had received the Columbia Uni- 
versity Alumni Medal, the Thomas Egles- 
ton Medal of the Columbia University En- 
gineering School's Alumni Association, and 
the Gold Medal of the Institution of Min- 
ing and Metallurgy, London, England, for 
distinguished services in metallurgical sci- 
ence, research, and practice. He was co- 
author, with Norman Beasley, of a book 
on the nickel industry entitled For the 
Years to Come. In 1941 he was made a 


Commander in the Order of the White 
Rose (Finland). Surviving are a son, John 
F. Thompson Jr. of Brooklyn, N.Y.; a 
daughter, Mrs. Barbara T. Birdsall of New 
Canaan, Conn.; a sister, Elizabeth I. 
Thompson of Brooklyn; and two grand- 

The citation read by President Coles on 
June 13, 1959, when Dr. Thompson re- 
ceived an honorary doctor of laws degree 
at Bowdoin, said in part: "Modestly he 
collaborated in making nickel into one of 
our most important metals, by giving the 
world new ways to use it in peace as well 
as in war. He is a practical but equally 
visionary scientist. During his long and 
vigorous career, with interests spread 
around the globe from Canada to Austra- 
lia, no foreign clime usurped the place in 
his heart of his native State of Maine, 
where he has seen more than seventy-five 
Georgetown summers. His roots grow deep 
in the soil of pre-Revolutionary New Eng- 
land, for he was born solely out of six- 
teenth-century Maine and Massachusetts 
stock, the son of a mining engineer who 
helped exploit our mineral resources. The 
college of Parker Cleaveland, the first of 
this country's great mineralogists, appropri- 
ately salutes this devoted and doughty son, 
scientist, and scion of business." 

Donald F. Roy Jr. 71 

Donald Francis Roy Jr. died in an automo- 
bile accident on July 7, 1968, when the car 
in which he was a passenger went off the 
road at the entrance to Lily Bay State Park 
in Greenville. Born on April 30, 1949, in 
Greenville, he prepared for college at 
Greenville High School, where he won the 
Harvard Book Prize, was a member of the 
Key Club, and played football, basketball, 
and baseball. He was captain of both the 
football team and the basketball team. He 
entered Bowdoin as the recipient of the 
John Johnston Scholarship and was a mem- 
ber of Zeta Psi Fraternity. 

Surviving are his father, Donald F. Roy 
of Greenville; his mother, Mrs. Frances 
W. Roy, also of Greenville; a brother, 
Ronald Roy, who is serving with the Army 
in Vietnam; his grandmother, Mrs. Lillian 
Murphy of Greenville; and his great-grand- 
mother, Mrs. Bitha Worster of Greenville. 


Warren B. Catlin Faculty 

Warren Benjamin Catlin, Daniel B. Fayer- 
weather Professor of Economics and So- 
ciology, Emeritus, died on July 10. 1968, 
in a Brunswick hospital. Born on Nov. 3, 
1881, in Nemaha, Neb., he prepared for 
college at the State Normal School in Peru, 

Neb., and was graduated in 1903 from the 
University of Nebraska, where he was 
elected to Phi Beta Kappa. During the next 
three years he was a high school teacher 
in the Iowa towns of Hamburg and Du- 
buque and then did graduate work at Co- 
lumbia University from 1906 until 1909. 
In 1927 he received his Ph.D. degree from 
Columbia. He was an instructor in econom- 
ics at Cornell University in 1909-10 be- 
fore joining the Bowdoin faculty as assis- 
tant professor of economics and sociology. 
In 1912 he was elected Fayerweather Pro- 
fessor of Economics and Sociology. During 
the next 40 years, before his retirement in 
June 1952, he taught courses in industrial 
relations, management, and the history of 

Professor Catlin was the author of La- 
bor Problems in the United States and 
Great Britain (1926 and 1935), The Prog- 
ress of Economics: A History of Economic 
Thought (1962), and numerous articles on 
labor and economics. He was also co-editor 
of the Yearbook of American Labor, pub- 
lished in 1945. For some years a member 
of the Advisory Council of the American 
Business Men's Research Foundation, he 
was a member of the American Economic 
Association, the Academy of Political Sci- 
ence, the American Academy of Political 
and Social Science, the American Manage- 
ment Association, and the Industrial Rela- 
tions Association. From 1943 until 1945 
he was a public panel member of the Re- 
gional War Labor Board. 

In 1964 Professor Catlin was elected an 
honorary member of the Bowdoin College 
Alumni Association. He was the senior cor- 
porator of the Brunswick Savings Institu- 
tion, was for many years secretary of the 
Brunswick Town and College Club, and 
was active in the Pejepscot Historical So- 
ciety. He had served Brunswick in many 
capacities — as town auditor, as a tree war- 
den, as a member of the Brunswick Hous- 
ing Authority, and as chairman of the Da- 
vis Fund Committee, which recommends 
expenditure of funds for the recreation 
program. At the annual town meeting in 
1964 he was honored as "Citizen of the 
Year." The citation read upon that occa- 
sion said in part: "You embody all our 
cherished Yankee virtues of thrift, practi- 
cality, industry, and idealism. You are a 
pillar of New England's oldest and best 
institutions — the School and the Church. 
. . . With a character of granite and the 
humility of a Christian gentleman, you 
mow your grass, mend your fences, cul- 
tivate your garden, pay your taxes, attend 
town meeting, support your church, sing 
in its choir, contribute to all agencies of 
human welfare, and even bake your own 

Professor Catlin was a past president of 
the Village Improvement Association in 
Brunswick and had for many years been 
lay chairman of the First Parish Church's 
Standing Committee. Active in the affairs 
of the church until his death, he was a 
member of the Committee of Fourteen, 
which in June recommended renovation of 
the historic church building at the edge of 
the Bowdoin campus. He is survived by a 
niece, Mrs. Clarence E. Hurd of Dover, 
N.H., and a nephew, Hamilton R. Catlin 
of Tucson, Ariz. 

On Sept. 30 James A. Storer, dean of the 
faculty and Professor Catlin's successor in 
the Fayerweather professorship, delivered 
a memorial tribute at a service in the 

Chapel. Parts of that address are below: 

"His devotion to economics, his persis- 
tence in working with ideas, and the dis- 
covery for himself of new aspects of the 
field are indicated by an event that oc- 
curred during a leave he had in the early 
1920's. In November 1922 Professor 
Woodruff, who was a professor of Greek 
language and literature at Bowdoin and 
also a member of the Maine Legislature, 
suddenly died. President Sills, as most of 
us know, was an ardent and loyal Demo- 
crat, as was Warren Catlin — their num- 
bers were fewer than is the case now. In 
any event. Professor Catlin was sent a tele- 
gram by President Sills urging him, for the 
good of the party, the town, and the Col- 
lege, to be available to run in the special 
election that would be held later that year. 
Professor Catlin replied — not by telegram, 
since he thought this was an ugly form of 
communication, but by letter — that, com- 
plimented as he was by this opportunity 
and much as he might like the chance to 
effect some needed tax reforms, he must 
nonetheless decline. He stated in his letter 
that he thought he should 'remain in ob- 
scurity a little time longer' in order that he 
could complete his immediate task — the 
book on labor economics, which, however, 
was not first published until 1926. 

"This optimism about the completion of 
a research project was mingled with his 
continuing concern for being as thorough 
as possible. It was also manifested in the 
late 1940's when he again was on leave, 
this time spending it at home. He wrote 
that he was resuming work on his history 
of economic thought which he had begun 
some years earlier, and he wrote that 'my 
interest in the subject has not waned . . . 
it takes hold of me in the same fashion 
that it did before. ... I do not know that 
I can reach the point of publication within 
the short compass of six months. It is really 
a life sentence.' . . . the result of all this 
labor did not bear fruit until 1962, when 
his last major work, The Progress of Eco- 
nomics, was published. 

"In his 42 years of teaching at Bowdoin, 
it cannot be said that he appealed to every- 
one in his classes. He was, after all, averse 
to making concessions to either his ma- 
terial or his students. Nonetheless, he 
taught wisely and most carefully and in- 
spired a great number of young men, the 
most famous of whom was Paul Douglas. 
Throughout his adult career as an econo- 
mist, writer, and later a United States Sena- 
tor, Paul Douglas maintained a warm 
friendship and respect for his former teach- 
er. He has stated that it was Professor 
Catlin who 'aroused my interest, gave me 
the courage to go on, and was the moving 
force to have the Everett Graduate Fel- 
lowship awarded to me. This enabled me 
to go to Columbia for graduate study. He 
was to me an inspired teacher who opened 
up many new fields and interests.' " 

". . . he was, in addition, a most loyal 
and generous member of our college com- 
munity. A portion of his bequest to Bow- 
doin will surely enable the establishment 
of the Adams-Catlin Professorship in Eco- 
nomics, as he wished, and it is also likely 
that additional substantive support can be 
given to the Library, which was another 
one of his abiding interests within the Col- 
lege. Bowdoin, therefore, for all years to 
come has every reason to be most grate- 
ful for the service of Warren Catlin and 
the faith he so fully demonstrated in this 

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Vol. 43, No. 2 Winter 1968/69 

Mrs. Roger Howell Jr., Bowdoin's New First Lady 


Will the Army accept noncredit status for the program? 

Apparently, it is only a matter of time 
before ROTC will no longer be given 
academic credit at Bowdoin. 

The Governing Boards at their 
midwinter meetings directed Presi- 
dent Howell to negotiate with the 
Army a new contract which would 
place courses offered by the Depart- 
ment of Military Science outside the 

The Boards' decision follows a rec- 
ommendation passed by the faculty 
in January 1968 and a resolution 
adopted by the Student Council in 
November 1967. 

In directing the president to seek a 
new agreement, the trustees and over- 
seers said Bowdoin was willing to 
continue providing free use of its fa- 
cilities and money for such operating 
expenses as secretarial assistance, tele- 
phone, etc., which currently amounts 
to about $4,000 a year. 

The possibility is great that other 
New England institutions — Middle- 
bury and Dartmouth are most fre- 
quently mentioned — may join in the 
negotiations. In late February, Presi- 
dent Howell was exploring such a 
possibility and for this reason had no 
idea when discussions with the Army 
might begin. 

What Bowdoin seeks to end is not 
the program but the two semester- 
course credits it grants toward grad- 
uation to students who successfully 
complete ROTC studies, which con- 
sist of eight semester courses and one 
six-week summer camp or four se- 
mester courses and two six-week sum- 
mer camps. The College requires 32 
semester courses for graduation. 

Other issues loosely related to aca- 
demic credit may be raised by Bow- 
doin, as they have at other institu- 
tions, most notably Harvard. For in- 
stance, should ROTC instructors who 
are officers continue to have faculty 
status? Should the professor of mili- 
tary science have control over an 
ROTC student's nonmilitary course 
curriculum, as he does presently dur- 
ing the student's junior and senior 

The possibility is real that the 
Army may not wish to negotiate. In a 
letter to Burton W. Taylor, chairman 
of the Faculty Military Affairs Com- 
mittee, the adjutant general doubted 

that a noncredit program would be 
acceptable. That letter was written in 
late 1967 and, given the uproar 
against ROTC which has errupted on 
many campuses during the past six 
months, the Army may wish to re- 
consider its position. No public state- 
ments by Army officials in recent 
months indicate that such a change 
is in the making, however. If any- 
thing, thinking appears to be that 
ROTC may well go out if President 
Nixon pushes forward the idea of an 
all-volunteer Army. 

Best bet is that a no-negotiation 
stand by the Army would result in the 
complete elimination of the program 
at Bowdoin. At present there is a size- 
able minority of faculty members and 
students who think the program 
ought to go. 

Lt. Col. Ralph B. Osgood Jr., head 
of Bowdoin's unit, is well aware of 
campus sentiment and is no surer 
than anyone else that the simple elim- 
ination of academic credit would 
settle the issue — or at least keep 
ROTC supporters in the majority. He 
describes as great the "psychological 
hazards" of running a program "that 
may be abolished at anytime." What 
he describes as the "prevailing atti- 
tude that ROTC is going to go" is, in 
part, responsible for the decline in 
student enrollment, in his estimation. 

That decline, which is more attri- 
butable to the continued opposition 
of many Bowdoin students to the 
Vietnam war, has been precipitous of 
late — although, interestingly enough, 
overall enrollment has steadily de- 
clined since 1952-53, the third year 
ROTC was in operation at Bowdoin. 
During the first semester of that year, 
471 students were enrolled. Enroll- 
ment ranged between 300 and 400 
students each semester until the 
spring semester of 1958, when it 
dropped to 248. The first time it 
dropped below 200 was in the fall of 
1964. Last spring the enrollment 
dropped to 95. This year 86 students 
were enrolled during the first semes- 
ter. There are currently 83 students 
in ROTC. 

Because of the decline, the unit has 
failed to produce the Army's mini- 
mum quota of 25 officers a year since 
June 1965. Allegedly, a waiver was 

granted the following year, although 
neither Osgood nor President Howell 
have ever seen a copy of it. The unit 
expects to commission 20 students in 
June, thus equalling the all-time low 
of June 1966. 

Given the small number of officers 
the program is currently producing, 
it seems reasonable to assume that 
some Army official will want to ex- 
amine the program in terms of its 
cost effectiveness. According to Os- 
good, all payments to students 
amount to about $125,000 a year. 
The loss of this revenue would re- 
quire the College to come up with 
about another $40,000 in student aid, 
according to Director Walter H. 
Moulton. Currently, there are four 
enlisted men and five officers (four 
majors in addition to Osgood) on the 
staff. Total taxable wages for them 
amount to somewhere in the neigh- 
borhood of $70,000. Thus, without 
taking into consideration what the 
Army's equipment may be worth, the 
cost is more than $200,000 annually. 

Only the Army knows whether an 
expenditure of this magnitude is 
worth 20 to 23 officers a year, as the 
Bowdoin unit has been producing 
during the past three. Bowdoin ROTC 
officers are generally highly regarded, 
says Osgood, and any assessment of 
the program must be qualitative as 
well as quantitative. 

The arguments, pro and con, sur- 
rounding ROTC at Bowdoin are gen- 
erally the same as elsewhere. Sup- 
porters have maintained that since 
the program has always been volun- 
tary at Bowdoin no one's rights have 
been infringed by its continued pres- 
ence, that since most students have a 
military service obligation they ought 
to have the opportunity of fulfilling 
it as an officer, that it is preferable to 
have an officer corps composed most- 
ly of civilian college graduates rather 
than of military academy graduates. 
Opponents argue that courses dealing 
in how to kill and otherwise destroy 
an enemy have no place on a college 
campus. Falling in between are those 
who, recognizing the necessity of an 
educated officer corps, hope that 
ROTC can be continued as an extra- 
curricular activity. At the moment, 
this view prevails at Bowdoin. 


Volume 43 Winter 1968/69 Number 2 

Editor, Edward Born '57. Associate Editors, 
Robert M. Cross '45, Glenn K. Richards '60. 
Assistants, Edith E. Lyon, Dorothy E. Weeks, 
Jeanne L. Mclntyre. 

The Alumni Council 

President, Leonard W. Cronkhite Jr. '41; 
Vice President, Lawrence Dana '35; Sec- 
retary, Glenn K. Richards '60; Treasurer, 
Glenn R. Mclntire '25. Members-at-Large: 
1969: Stephen F. Leo '32, Donald F. Barnes 
'35, Leonard W. Cronkhite Jr. '41, Willard 
B. Arnold III '51; 1970: Kenneth W. Sewall 
'29, Lawrence Dana '35, William S. Burton 
'37, C. Nelson Corey '39; 1971: Raymond S. 
Troubh '50, Arthur W. Keylor '42, John F. 
Magec '47, William D. Ireland Jr. '49; 
1972: Lewis V. Vafiades '42, Campbell Cary 
'46, Paul P. Brountas '54, Albert E. Gibbons 
Jr. '58. Faculty Member: Paul V. Hazelton 
'42. Other Council members are the repre- 
sentatives of recognized local alumni clubs 
and the editor of the Bowdoin Alumnus. 

In This Issue 

2 Marcia Howell 

Beautiful and charmmg, a devoted wife and loving mother, 
she's also, at 28, the youngest first lady in Bowdoin's history. 

6 Faculty & Staff Honor 5 Retirees 

We had a good party for the famous Boivdoin 5 who have 
served the College for a total of more than 170 years. 

7 Partners in Research 

During the past decade, 99 Bowdoin students have shared in 
a meaningful way the search for the unknown. 

12 The New College Student 

Roger Howell Jr. 

The president offers some views on the subject, which, he says, 
comes in four varieties. 

The Alumni Fund 

Chairman, Gordon C. Knight '32; Vice 
Chairman, L. Robert Porteous Jr. '46; Sec- 
retary, Robert M. Cross '45 Directors: 1969: 
Gordon C. Knight '32; 1970: L. Robert 
Porteous Jr. '46; 1971: Albert F. Lilley '54; 
1972: James M. Fawcett III '58; 1973: Rich- 
ard H. Downes '60. 

16 Fitting Party for a 100th Anniversary 

The New York Alumni Association put on a gala affair at the 
Hotel Pierre. Even the mayor came. 

18 Class News 

34 In Memory 

Cover: Mrs. Roger Howell Jr. and her son 
Christopher. Photo by Mark Heinlein '72. 

The opinions expressed in the Bowdoin Alumnus 
are those of the authors, not of the College. 

Member of the American Alumni Council 
Bowdoin Alumnus: published quarterly by Bowdoin 
College. Office of publication: Hawthorne-Longfel- 
low Hall, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Me. 04011. 
Second-class postage paid at Brunswick, Me. 

Bowdoin's New First Lady 


A week before the Governing Boards 
met to select Bowdoin's tenth presi- 
dent Trustee and Chairman of the Se- 
lection Committee Sanford B. Cousins 
told a meeting of class agents and 
Alumni Council members that the 
committee had reached agreement on 
its recommendation to the Boards. 
After describing the qualities it had 
been looking for in the next man who 
would lead Bowdoin, he went on to 
state that the committee had been ex- 
amining the credentials of wives as 
well. Bowdoin's next first lady, the 
committee agreed, should possess 
warmth, charm, and the ability to ac- 
cept cheerfully the burdens her hus- 
band would inevitably have to carry — 
and share with her. 

Roger Howell's qualifications were 
such that he probably would have 
been named president anyway, but 
having Marcia Lunt Noonan Howell 
as his wife was an asset. From every 
outward appearance and in the estima- 
tion of those who have come to know 
her during her 2Vi years here, she has 
all the qualities which the Committee 
on Selection was seeking. But who 
would have thought that these qualities 
would be found in a 28-year-old moth- 
er of two? 

News of President Howell's ap- 
pointment produced a reaction indica- 
tive of how Marcia has come to be re- 
garded at Bowdoin. Although pleased 
that the Governing Boards had named 
a young, articulate scholar and highly 
respected teacher, some members of 
Masque and Gown received the news 
with a tinge of regret. Would, they 
worried, his wife's new duties prevent 
her from appearing in their produc- 

Not all of Marcia Howell's half doz- 
en performances with Masque and 
Gown have received the acclaim of 

Orient reviewers (although Director of 
Dramatics Richard Hornby has been 
quoted as saying that she is an imagi- 
native comic actress), but she herself 
has scored a hit with students who 
have worked with her. Like adults, 
they invariably use such adjectives as 
"warm," "open," "sensitive," and, 
above all, "charming" to describe her. 
Coming from the tell-it-like-it is gen- 
eration that's praise of high order. 

The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wil- 
liam E. Lunt Jr. of Philadelphia, she 
is the granddaughter of the late Pro- 
fessor William E. Lunt '04, Thomas 
Brackett Reed Professor of History 
and Political Science in 1911-12, lat- 
er a distinguished member of the fac- 
ulty at Haverford (which recently 
named a building in his memory), and 
for many years an overseer of Bow- 
doin College. 

After graduating from Germantown 
(Pa.) Friends School, she entered 
Pembroke College, majored in En- 
glish, and developed a preference for 
Victorian novelists. A "B" student, she 
was graduated in 1962. 

She and her husband first met dur- 
ing their subteens ("when boys can't 
stand girls and vice versa," she says) 
when Roger had come to Chebeague 
Island, Maine, where Marcia's parents 
have a summer home, to visit his sister 
Louise. They did not become friends 
until the summer of 1958, when she 
was preparing to enter Pembroke and 
he was about to leave for Oxford on a 
Rhodes scholarship. They were mar- 
ried in June 1966. 

At 28, she is Bowdoin's youngest 
first lady. As the mother of Tracy, al- 
most six, and Christopher, aged three 
(both by a previous marriage), she 
may find it difficult reconciling her 
public and private roles, but, knowing 
full well that much more will be re- 

quired of her, she said, "I've talked 
with Mrs. Daggett [Bowdoin's acting 
first lady during the interregnum] and 
she said I'm expected to entertain the 
faculty at a reception in the fall and 
the Governing Boards at a dinner in 
June." With that, she dismissed the 

Although the course of many a col- 
lege president has gone awry in the 
unchartered waters of his wife's activi- 
ties and attitudes, Marcia's unprepos- 
sessing outlook on her new role comes 
as no surprise to her friends. "Marcia 
is very open to new situations," says 
one friend. "She accepts people for the 
good she sees in them. This makes 
people comfortable in her presence." 

Such an observation is supported by 
Sue Levine, wife of Associate Profes- 
sor of History Daniel Levine. Mrs. 
Levine directs a Headstart program 
for 15 disadvantaged children in the 
Brunswick area, and Mrs. Howell 
serves as a volunteer aide once a week. 
"Marcia's best contribution has been 
that she came into the program with- 
out any before-hand notions about 
what the children might be like. She 
accepted them without pitying them 
or closing her eyes to their problems 
and simply gushing over them. She's a 
very joyous person and the preschool- 
ers have readily responded to her." 

If she is at home in the world of 
four- and five-year-olds, she's equally 
at home in the world of college-aged 
students and the elderly. Once a 
month she is a hostess at the local se- 
nior citizens club. "It takes a special 
quality to work with elderly people," 
says Mrs. Robert M. Cross, the guid- 
ing light of the organization. "Marcia 
participates with them. She listens to 
them. They were very proud to find 
out that she was the wife of the new 

Charming and beautiful, she is 
at 28 a devoted wife, a loving 
mother, and the youngest first 
lady in Bowdoin's history. 

Bradley A. Bernstein '69, who has 
directed and acted in Masque and 
Gown productions in which she has 
appeared, sees Marcia Howell as "to- 
tally charming, a lot of fun to be with, 
and very cooperative." Paul A. Moses 
'70, knows her in a totally different 
context but has arrived at many of the 
same conclusions about her. A sociol- 
ogy major who has never had her hus- 
band in class, he met Mrs. Howell 
through their mutual friend, Faith 
Hornby, wife of the director of dra- 
matics, and has occasionally been the 
Howells' babysitter since then. "Our 
relationship started out of mutual con- 
venience," he says. "Both of us are 
avid film watchers and President How- 
ell is not. She had a car and I didn't." 
Apparently their excursions to the lo- 
cal cinema will continue even though 
she is no longer simply the wife of a 
Bowdoin faculty member. "We've 
gone once since Dr. Howell became 
president," he said in late January. 

To Alison Johnson, wife of Assis- 
tant Professor of Mathematics R. 
Wells Johnson and leader of an 
AAUW literature group to which Mar- 
cia belongs, Marcia is a woman of var- 
ied interests and generous enthusiasm. 
"In the winter we talk about literature 
— in the spring it's gardening. She 
strikes me as very vivacious. None of 
the women in our group, which is 
studying the role of the heroine in fic- 
tion, was much interested in Daniel 
Defoe until she gave a presentation on 
his life. Her enthusiasm managed to 
instill interest for Defoe and his works 
in us." 

In spite of her varied outside activi- 
ties and her natural warmth for people, 
it is quite evident that the center of 
Marcia Howell's world is her home. 
The type of person who normally pre- 
fers listening to others to talking about 

NEW FIRST LADY continued 

"I really stand in awe of Roger. 
I've never been very much 
interested in history and he is 
such an expert." 

Mrs. Howell, her daughter Tracy, and son Christopher. 

herself, she does enjoy talking about 
her children and husband. 

"They're really quite different chil- 
dren, you know. Tracy is much more 
responsive to suggestion than is Chris. 
Chris wants to become a football play- 
er. His favorite trick is to put his head 
between Roger's knees and push with 
all his might. Roger doesn't mind, but 
I think he'd rather see Chris play rug- 

It was apparent during the interview 
that the two youngsters enjoy each 
other's company and their mother's. 
"I really have a good time with them," 
says Marcia. "We go skating and 
swimming — they both like the beach 
a lot. Having them is a good excuse for 
doing things you might otherwise nev- 
er do yourself — like going to the zoo. 
I have as much fun at the zoo as they 

Marcia refuses to classify herself as 
either a strict or permissive parent. "I 
think children should be well man- 
nered and considerate. Parents should 
be firm about this, but I also think 
they need the opportunity for a variety 
of experiences. I don't know that 
Roger and I have ever discussed rais- 
ing children, and I suppose that a lot 
of what we do comes from the way we 
were brought up. Getting them to 
think for themselves is very important, 
I think. Roger is very good at this. He 
doesn't accept things without thinking 
about them. If we can get the children 
to do that, I'll be happy. 

"I can see Tracy taking after me. 
She frequently comes to ask if she can 
help me cook or do housework. Chris 
is sometimes like a stranger. He gets 
quite insulted when you tell him not 
to do something." 

Cooking is something that Tracy 
could well learn from her mother, who 
has come to be regarded a very good 

cook by her friends. Mrs. Howell owns 
about a dozen cookbooks, but her fa- 
vorites are three by Elizabeth David, 
on Mediterranean, French country, 
and French provincial cooking. One of 
her favorite recipes is an appetizer 
which is called Baba Ghannouj and 
has eggplant as its basic ingredient; 
another is cream of salt cod. One of 
the others she got from the head of the 
local SDS organization. 

In addition to cooking, she likes to 
weave, although this is a relatively 
new activity for her. "Weaving," she 
once said in an interview, "is a nice 
rhythmic thing to do, and you can 
work fast enough to see that you're 
really producing something." 

Of her husband, she says: "I really 
stand in awe of Roger. I've never been 
very much interested in history and he 
is such an expert. He is very patient 
with me." 

Roger, she says, never discussed the 
possibility of his becoming president 
until he was offered the job. "He was 
noncommittal after the interviews. I 
was flabbergasted when he told me he 
had been offered the job." Yet, she 
adds, she did not seek to influence 
him. "I realized it was a tremendous 
job, but since he's the one who has to 
do it, I felt the decision had to be his." 

Marcia hopes that her new role as 
Bowdoin's first lady will not cut her 
off from the undergraduates. "I very 
much enjoy the students in Masque 
and Gown, and I think that, on the 
whole, this is a very good generation 
of students. I was apathetic and un- 
involved when I was in college. 

"I hope that I can provide a home 
atmosphere that will enable all ele- 
ments of the College to communicate 
freely with Roger. I think this is most 
important for the students." Chances 
are, she'll do just that. 


Faculty and Staff 
Honor 5 Retirees 

Wentworth Hall was crowded as nearly everyone 
came to the dinner for Pat, Bill, Rudy, Don, and Sam, 

In February more than 200 members of the faculty, staff, and 
Governing Boards, their wives, and townspeople attended a 
dinner party put on by the College for four members of the 
faculty who retire in June and one who retired in February. 
William C. Root, Charles Weston Pickard Professor of Chem- 
istry and a member of the faculty for 37 years, retired on 
February 5. Retiring in June are Donovan D. Lancaster '27, 
director of the Moulton Union; Samuel E. Kamerling, Charles 
Weston Pickard Professor of Chemistry; George H. Quinby 
'23, professor of English and for many years professor of dra- 
matics; and Albert R. Thayer '22, Harrison King McCann 
Professor of Oral Communication. The five have a total of 
178 years of service to the College. 




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Upper left: Rudy Thayer flanked by 
KT and Athern Daggett '25. Center: 
Don Lancaster receives his gift, 
presented on behalf of the faculty 
and staff by President Howell. Upper 
right: Sam Kamerling talking with 
Mrs. James M. Moulton and his 
daughter, Mrs. Robert Saunders. Above 
Pat and Polly Quinby and Bill Root. 




the past decade 

99 Bowdoin students 

have helped push back 

the frontiers of knowledge 



Oh, rather give me commentators plain, 
Who with no deep researches vex the 

Who from the dark and doubtful love to 

And hold their glimmering tapers to the 


George Crabbe's village clergyman, 
in The Parish Register, expressed his 
liking for the simply-stated facts of 
daily life. The research that has been 
and is being carried out at Bowdoin 
under the Undergraduate Research 
Fellowship Program might well vex 
this early 19th-century Englishman, 
but it has ignited "glimmering tapers" 
among faculty members and students. 
With an inveterate love of the "dark 
and doubtful" they have pursued 
man's most desired prey: the unknown 
answer. Through experimentation and 
investigation they have transformed 
speculations and abstractions into new 

Established in 1959 to promote fac- 
ulty research and "to engage the Fel- 
low directly and responsibly in a ser- 
ious attempt to extend man's knowl- 
edge," as the Catalogue has it, the pro- 
gram has supported a total of 99 se- 
niors, each of whom received an $800 
stipend during the academic year in 
which he was a Fellow. In December 
this year's group of Fellows became 
known as Surdna Fellows (and the 
program gained the unlikely acronym 
sfurfp, for Surdna Foundation Un- 
dergraduate Research Fellowship Pro- 
gram) in recognition of a $100,000 

grant from the Surdna Foundation of 
Yonkers, N.Y., the income of which, 
in combination with an earlier grant of 
$50,000, covers 75 percent of the pro- 
gram's total cost.* 

Fellows are selected on the basis of 
faculty recommendation, academic 
record, interest and ability, and the 
availability of an appropriate project. 
The faculty recommendation is the 
most important, according to Assistant 
Professor of Physics Robert A. Walk- 
ling, Surdna subchairman of the Fac- 
ulty Research Committee which 
awards the grants. 

Since the start of the program the 
Faculty Research Committee has 
awarded 57 grants to students with 
projects in the natural sciences, 26 to 
students with projects in the social sci- 
ences, and 1 6 to students with projects 
in the humanities. Physics leads all dis- 
ciplines with a total of 1 5 grants. Gov- 
ernment and economics each have 
been awarded eight and lead all dis- 
ciplines that are included in the social 
sciences, while Romance languages 
has received six to lead the humanities. 
This year's grants were divided be- 
tween the natural and social sciences. 

Walkling says the uneveness of dis- 
tribution among the three branches of 
liberal arts is disturbing but under- 

*Surdna is a philanthropic trust which in 1965 
had assets with a market value in excess of $88 
million. It was established in 1917 by the late 
John E. Andrus, Wesleyan alumnus, chemical 
manufacturer and financier who later became 
mayor of Yonkers and served four terms in Con- 
gress. Surdna is his name spelled backward. 

standable. "The committee is aware of 
the preponderance of natural science 
projects and has made attempts to dis- 
tribute grants among all disciplines," 
he says, adding that the committee did 
not even receive a proposal from any 
student in the humanities this year. 

The uneveness of distribution has, 
of course, to do with the nature of re- 
search in the humanities as opposed to 
research in the natural sciences. In the 
natural sciences a professor can design 
an experiment, then check a student's 
progress at stated intervals. President 
Howell, himself an able researcher in 
history and working with Harvey M. 
Prager '69 on a project entitled "Stud- 
ies in the Composition and Objectives 
of Mass Movements in Pre-Industrial 
England," sees research in the humani- 
ties as essentially a one-man opera- 
tion. Professor Dana W. Mayo of the 
Chemistry Department, who has 
teamed up with William K. Moberg 
'69 on a study of the constituents of 
the poison glands of spotted salaman- 
ders, attributes the gap to the belief 
that in the humanities or social studies 
"pure research is so far beyond the un- 
dergraduate level that it probably can- 
not be translated into terms the stu- 
dent will understand and be able to 
work with." 

Those who are involved in the long, 
exacting work are convinced that the 
program has been a boon to them. 
Professor James M. Moulton of the 
Biology Department, who has the dis- 
tinction of being involved with two 
Surdna projects, believes that both the 

student and the instructor "accomplish 
more together than either could on his 
own." The faculty member's research 
progresses more rapidly and the stu- 
dent gains valuable experience, he 
adds. For some faculty members, hav- 
ing a student partner acts as a lever. 
"When a student is waiting for me in 
the lab, I know I've got to get down 
there and get going," says Mayo. "Be- 
sides, it's nice to have someone to go 
through the suffering with me." Asso- 
ciate Professor Arthur M. Hussey II 
of the Geology Department says that 
having a Surdna Fellow to gather data 
and make observations allows him 
more time for his share — usually the 
most exacting- — of the research. The 
student, he adds, develops the valu- 
able ability to "observe carefully and 
precisely and to achieve reproducible 
results." William D. Shipman, associ- 
ate professor of economics, had long 
been interested in doing a study of rail 
passenger service, but he needed 
someone to help him with the digging. 
That someone turned out to be Paul 
R. Gauron '69. "His interest is so keen 
that I learn something new from him 
every time we meet," says Shipman. 

But if the faculty members are hap- 
py with the Surdna program, the Fel- 
lows are doubly so. All believe that 
their work at Bowdoin will aid them 
after graduation. Barry D. Chandler 
'69, who is working with Associate 
Professor of Biology John L. Howland 
on a study of how energy is transferred 
from one part of a cell to another, be- 
lieves that if it were not for his Surdna 
project he would not be going to med- 
ical school next fall. Steven J. Zottoli 
'69, who is working with Moulton on 
neurological changes in the auditory 
pathway of conditioned goldfish, feels 
the same way, adding that he finds the 
project more satisfying than some of 
his classes in which "memorization 
and regurgitation" are the order of the 
day. "There's a relaxed atmosphere," 
he says. "This is the first time that I 
haven't worried about a grade." Sev- 
eral of the Fellows do have to take 
grades into consideration, however, as 
they have combined their research 
with honors work, for which they re- 
ceive academic credit. 

All the Fellows enjoy the stimu- 
lation derived from working with a 
member of the faculty and are pleased 

with the opportunity to work at their 
initiative and without classroom re- 
strictions. "I'm not a research assistant 
— I'm a partner," says Roger C. Best 
'69, who is investigating with Hussey 
the origin of reversed compositional 
trends in the Alfred Complex of York 
County, Maine. Only one of the Fel- 
lows feels that the professor with 
whom he is working is "too far above" 
him for him to be looked upon as a 

As a result of his participation in 
sfurfp and in summer research in nu- 
clear physics at Ohio State, Bengt- 
Arne Wickstrom '69 says that he has 
developed a more critical attitude to- 
ward course materials and lectures. 
Gauron says that after discovering the 
number of assumptions and qualifica- 
tions that are frequently made in eco- 
nomics research he now takes what- 
ever he reads "with a grain of salt." All 
Fellows agreed that working out a de- 
tailed inquiry has resulted in a more 
inquiring attitude toward subject mat- 
ter in general. 

One of the benefits of the program 
was demonstrated rather than stated 
by the undergraduates. Like the Hong 
Kong flu, the passion for research 
spreads rapidly. The zeal with which 
they explained the intricacies of their 
work revealed their infection; to a 
man, they obviously relish discussing 
their research. 

Clock-watching has become a lost 
art with the Surdna Fellows. Although 
they are required to work only 12 
hours a week, many of them devote 
twice that amount to their projects. 
Once inside the laboratory or library, 
they "catch fire," as Assistant Profes- 
sor of Chemistry John E. Sheats put it. 
And they must be willing to miss an 
occasional meal. "You can't stop in 
the middle of an experiment just be- 
cause it's suppertime," says Sheats. 
"Many times you have to eat a sand- 
wich in the hall while your chemicals 
are perking away in the lab." Sheats 
and Surdna Fellow Charles E. Whitten 
'69 have spent hundreds of hours dur- 
ing the past two summers and fall se- 
mester synthesizing cobalticinium 1,1' 
dicarboxylic acid, acyl chloride, esters, 
and amides in the hope that their work 
might eventually aid in the develop- 
ment of new methods of cancer detec- 
tion and control. Whitten's work has 

been so extensive that in Sheats's es- 
timation "Charlie knows as much 
about cobalticinium ions as I do." 
During the spring semester and next 
summer Sheats will be doing research 
at the University of Massachusetts un- 
der a National Science Foundation 
Faculty Fellowship. He and Whitten 
will continue their partnership via cor- 
respondence and on weekends. 

According to Moberg one of the 
first things a Surdna Fellow realizes is 
how much remains undiscovered. He 
prepared himself for his project on 
poison glands by studying several Ger- 
man reports (the only published re- 
search on the salamander he and Mayo 
are studying has been done in Ger- 
many and Switzerland), but the extra 
work involved in translating the re- 
ports did not dampen his enthusiasm. 
Since then, he has devised a process 
for anesthetizing the animals, which 
Mayo describes as "improved and 
cleaner than usual." By isolating the 
ejected poison in moderately pure 
form, Mayo and Moberg can study its 
unusual molecular structure, which is 
generally found only in plants. 

The fascination of research is not 
limited to the laboratory, however. 
Among the six projects being pursued 
in the social sciences are two that are 
relevant. Shipman's and Gauron's 
project, entitled "Problems in Measur- 
ing the Cost of Rail Passenger Ser- 
vice," is one of them. Although Gau- 
ron wanted to tackle the problem on a 
national basis, Shipman pinned him 
down primarily to the Maine Central 
Railroad. "It offers a good case his- 
tory," says Shipman, "and, as far as I 
know, no one has made a retrospec- 
tive study of it." Using the annual sta- 
tistics of the Interstate Commerce 
Commission, the testimony of the 
1960 hearings before the Public Utili- 
ties Commission, and a plethora of 
records solicited from the Maine Cen- 
tral and other railroads, the team is at- 
tempting to find out the cost of passen- 
ger service. Since the three major 
groups involved — the ICC, the rail- 
roads, and the professional economists 
— each says something different, ar- 
riving at an accurate estimate of pas- 
senger costs requires careful evalua- 
tion of the evidence. 

"With the Maine Central there has 
been a fairly clear pattern of discon- 


Surdna Fellows 

and their colleagues 

William K. Moberg '69 and Dana W. Mayo, professor of 
chemistry: An Investigation of the Poison Glands of 
Spotted Salamanders. 

Paul R. Gauron '69 and William D. Shipman, associate 
professor of economics: Problems in Measuring the Cost 
of Rail Passenger Service. 

Arthur M. Hussey II, associate professor of geology, and 
Roger C. Best '69: Origin of Reversed Compositional 
Trends in the Alfred Complex, York County, Maine. 

Peter S. Matorin '69 and Douglas M. Fox, assistant pro- 
fessor of government: Small Town Politics. 


Professor of Biology James M. Moulton, M. Terry Webb 
'69, and Steven J. Zottoli '69. Webb's project is Behavior- 
al Relationships of Asymmetry in the Mauthner Neurones 
of Fishes. Zottoli's is Neurological Changes in the Audi- 
tory Pathway of Conditioned Goldfish. 

Barry D. Chandler '69 and John L. Howland, associate 
professor of biology: Coupling Between Different Ion 
Fluxes Across the Mitochondrial Membrane. 

Harvey M. Prager '69 and President Howell: Studies in 
the Composition and Objectives of Mass Movements in 
Pre-Industrial England. 

Professor of Physics Myron A. Jeppesen and Bengt-Arne 
Wickstrom '69: Bound and Free Electrons in Noble 


Charles E. Whitten '69 and John E. Sheats, assistant pro- 
fessor of chemistry: The Synthesis and Chemical Proper- 
ties of Substituted Cobalticinium Ions. 

tinuations and renewals so we can 
make a systematic study," Shipman 
explains. If their study of the Maine 
Central, which discontinued passenger 
service in 1959, reveals any insights, 
Shipman and Gauron hope their work 
may "point the right direction" for 
other railroads. They foresee that their 
findings might be used in discontinu- 
ance cases or possibly as background 
material for the formulation of public 

While the Shipman-Gauron team 
studies railroad statistics, President 
Howell and Prager are sifting 17th-, 
1 8th-, and 1 9th-century literature for 
their study of the composition and ob- 
jectives of mass movements in prein- 
dustrial England. One of the questions 
they are attempting to answer is 
"What role have previous revolution- 
ary traditions played in the conscious- 
ness of later generations, and how has 
this consciousness changed?" Prager is 
reading newspapers and pamphlets 
published between 1840 and 1860, the 
State Papers, and the records of the 
Historical Manuscripts Commission to 
gain an understanding of the Chartists, 
political reformers who advocated im- 
proved social and industrial conditions 
for the working classes. Says Prager: 
"It's interesting to find that the Chart- 
ists did not use the Levellers or the 
Diggers as their models. In fact, they 
rarely mention these 17th-century rad- 
icals; instead, they laud Oliver Crom- 
well and John Milton." 

Although the focus of their research 
is on England in the last century, Pra- 
ger likes to relate their findings on 
crowds and mass movements to radical 
happenings in America today. "Just as 
the Chartists learned a few pat phrases 
from their contemporary writers and 
applied them in ways which were nev- 
er intended, many students today 
quote Herbert Marcuse's books with- 
out understanding his philosophy." 
And just as the Chartist's view of 
Cromwell differed from that of his 
contemporaries, so Dick Gregory's 
and Stokely Carmichael's images of 
Thomas Jefferson are far cries from 
the usual textbook portrayal. 

Along with the actual seeking and 
finding, which are sfurfp's objectives, 
there are also several practical consid- 
erations which have been evaluated by 
administrators, faculty members, and 

former Fellows. In an appraisal of the 
program made in 1967, the consensus 
was that the program should definitely 
remain a part of Bowdoin's offering. 
The participants did, however, suggest 
possible changes. 

Several thought the program should 
be expanded. Professor Myron A. Jep- 
pesen, who has worked with several 
Fellows in physics, pointed out the un- 
dergraduate's need to be exposed to 
real research: "The usual laboratory 
exercises give the student an incom- 
plete and sometimes misleading con- 
ception of the way scientific progress 
is made." He added that the colleague 
relationship usually leads to an addi- 
tional degree of maturity for the stu- 
dent — a benefit which should be avail- 
able to more seniors. 

Others would like to see the pro- 
gram extended to include either the 
summer before the senior year or the 
junior year. Mayo thinks that the pro- 
gram might be presented as a double 
course with double credit during the 
senior year, or that stipends be 
doubled in amount, limited to five, and 
the work concentrated in a summer 
program which might have greater im- 

With the realistic outlook re- 
quired of a college administrator, 
President Howell points out the diffi- 
culty of securing additional funds for 
expansion and added that several stu- 
dents have worked in the summer "on 
their own," anyway. Sheats also has 
reservations about extending the pro- 
gram to the junior year. He foresees a 
"peaking out" of interest during the 
senior year. "It's a question of starting 
out too soon with too much. If we're 
trying to duplicate the graduate school 
experience, we're jumping the gun. For 
most students, the junior year is too 
early to begin concentrated research; 
they need time for athletics and other 
activities," he says. Sheats did, how- 
ever, see some value in a summer pro- 
gram. The number of activities in the 
fall of the senior year which consume 
emotional energy, i.e., graduate school 
applications, securing letters of rec- 
ommendation, decision-making, is of- 
ten the cause of the postponement of 
all forms of independent study. If the 
senior were to initiate his project in 
the summer, he would be well under 
way by fall. 

Two other considerations were 
raised by President Howell. "One 
thing that has to be watched," he says, 
"is that the Fellow is made a colleague 
and not just someone who does the 
professor's 'donkey work.' What some 
faculty members may tend to do is to 
exploit what is essentially free labor." 
He also stressed that the end result of 
the project should be a publication of 
some kind, involving and acknowledg- 
ing the student. 

In this latter view he was fully sup- 
ported by Sheats who thinks that a 
Surdna Fellow's paper should be 
"comparable in quality and quantity 
to a master's thesis" and should be 
published. Sheats recently presented a 
paper, Synthesis and Properties of 1,1' 
Disubstituted Cobalticinium Ions, at 
the Northeast Regional meeting of the 
American Chemical Society. Whitten 
accompanied him and his work was 

While the benefits of sfurfp to par- 
ticipating faculty members and stu- 
dents are evident, decided advantages 
to the College are sometimes over- 
looked. Moulton pointed out that the 
existence of the program "acts as a 
stimulus" on departments to acquire 
up-to-date equipment or literature. 
More important, it improves teaching. 

Moulton also pointed out that wide- 
spread recognition among scientists 
and other members of the academic 
community has come to Bowdoin as a 
result of its undergraduate research 
program. "Postdoctoral students have 
written to me asking to come to Bow- 
doin to do research," he said, adding 
that he usually advises them to go to 
universities where there are more elab- 
orate facilities. "But "that doesn't 
change the fact that they looked to 
Bowdoin as a college that is doing im- 
portant research," he said. Because of 
his participation in and publication of 
work accomplished with undergradu- 
ates, Moulton has been invited to 
speak at biology conferences and has 
received requests for articles. The 
same is true, he said, of other partici- 
pating faculty members. At the time 
of the interview, he was preparing to 
leave for Dallas to present a paper 
based partly on the work he has 
shared with Zottoli and M. Terry 
Webb '69, his other Surdna Fellow this 

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Michael Tenney '69 

The New College Student 

by Roger Howell Jr. 

Talking about students is a very complicated matter. 
The first problem which one encounters is simply to decide 
which students he is attempting to talk about. I am re- 
minded, in trying to analyze students as a group, of a char- 
acter who appears in a play I once read. He is an Anglican 
clergyman and at one point in the play he uses the word 
"religion." He then proceeds to qualify the word by saying 

This article is based on a speech which President Howell 
gave at the annual banquet of the Augusta Area Chamber 
of Commerce in January. 

that when he says religion, he of course means the Chris- 
tian religion; and when he says the Christian religion, he of 
course means the Protestant Christian religion; and that 
when he says the Protestant Christian religion, he of course 
means the Anglican Church. 

That story points out something which we should keep 
in mind when we try to talk about students. There are, in 
fact, all sorts of students and to lump them together into a 
single group for the purpose of analysis is going to lead us 
up some very false tracks. 

I think we should remember that there are many stu- 


dents whom we do not read about in the newspapers. Stu- 
dents who lead ordinary, perfectly recognizable, quite con- 
ventional lives. Even in the activist element among stu- 
dents — those whom we do find spread across our morning 
papers — even there, there are many differentiations to be 
made. I think we ought to remind ourselves that not every 
student radical is potentially a little Lenin. The wild com- 
ments which are made by some of the national leaders of 
SDS are not at all what students, as a group, may feel hap- 
py to be identified with. Many, many students are seriously 
concerned with serious change in the academic communi- 
ty, but they are also very seriously concerned to preserve 
it as a community. They are not like some of the more ex- 
tremist groups bent on the destruction of the American 

What then, do we know about the students whom we 
teach? I would like to suggest that there are at least four 
categories of students whom we ought to consider. Those 
who remain purely conventional; those who, although they 
hold many conventional views, are different through their 
activism from the student of the past; those who, although 
they may hold many unconventional views, are still com- 
mitted to an ideal of education which is admirable; and 
those who, as extremist groups, are bent on destruction of 
the college itself. 


It is important to recognize, and it is frequently forgot- 
ten, that many students do remain purely conventional. On 
the whole, it is perfectly true that the student bodies of to- 
day's colleges are conservative in outlook rather than rad- 
ical. Many of them, in fact, tend to be passive, and this 
passive quality can, of course, lead to great difficulties. One 
of the chief of these difficulties is the unconscious aid that 
is given to radical groups either of the Left or of the Right 
in their take-over attempts when a good part of the com- 
munity is passive in its orientation. 

If you read the morning papers carefully, you may find 
it difficult to believe that considerable portions of the stu- 
dent body are, in fact, conservative in outlook. Yet I would 
offer for consideration some figures which were derived 
from a questionnaire given to entering freshmen at a large 
number of colleges last fall. Of those students, only 4.1 
percent thought that the chances were very good that 
they would be involved in a demonstration; 54.5 percent 
thought that the colleges were too lax in dealing with stu- 
dent protests; 56.4 percent of them felt that the colleges 
should regulate student publications; 34 percent felt that 
the college had the right to ban speakers. I would suggest 
that those percentages reflect an intense kind of conser- 

vatism. I think I would also suggest that they reflect an at- 
titude of mind that is probably far more conservative than 
most college administrations. 

Very few college presidents, for example, would suggest 
that they had the right to censor the student newspaper or 
to ban speakers from the campus. 

I think it is also interesting to note that the percentage 
of conservative students may be somewhat increasing. A 
year ago only 48 percent of entering freshmen thought that 
colleges were too lax with student protest. This year that 
figure has gone up by 6 percent. These conventional stu- 
dents, on the whole, have harmonious and nonskeptical re- 
lations with the various aspects of authority that they en- 
counter in their daily life. They relate well with their family 
and to the church. They find politics not disturbing; they 
accept the authority of the university in many spheres. 

I think that it is interesting to note that many of these 
students are those majoring in highly disciplined step-by- 
step subjects. Many of them are premedical students or en- 
gineering students. It is very striking, indeed, how few of 
the student radicals, even on the seriously disturbed cam- 
puses, have come from the hard sciences. They tend, on the 
contrary, to come from the social sciences, and particularly 
from the humanities. This conventional group of students 
is, of course, easy for the college administration to get 
along with. They do not rock the boat. On the other hand, 
I think we should stress that they are not completely satis- 
factory from the point of view of the educator. They do 
have a tendency to be too passive. They frequently do not 
use their minds critically enough. They have a tendency to 
absorb information rather than to raise questions. In part, 
this may be a function of the logical nature of the subject 
matter, or of the clear cut career pattern, which many of 
them have. Still, whatever the reason, they have a tendency 
to be safe rather than speculative, and this is a tendency 
not wholly admired by the academic mind. 


The second category of students are the many young 
people who, though they hold many conventional views in 
their ordinary life, are in fact different as a result of activ- 
ism from the students we have just been examining. I 
think we should recognize, for example, that there is very 
widespread student demand for some real say in the run- 
ning of the colleges and universities of this country. This 
is a perfectly responsible demand, although it is not of a 
purely conventional type. 

In the same questionnaire that I referred to earlier, 89.7 
percent of entering freshmen thought that students should 
have some hand in designing the curriculum of colleges; 



63.2 percent thought that faculty pay should be based, at 
least in part, on student evaluations. Lest this seem like a 
wild fantasy, I would point out that a procedure very close 
to this is being proposed by the Labour government in 
Great Britain at the present moment. 

When we consider these attitudes, we are beginning to 
notice among the students a practical involvement in the 
affairs of the college and in their own education; and it is 
an involvement which we should urge rather than discour- 
age. The academy is, after all, a community, and it can 
only be a community if all parts of it are allowed full rights 
and privileges. The students, of course, are a constituent 
part of that community. 

The academy, too, is an institution that involves respon- 
sibility. One cannot expect responsibility to be forthcom- 
ing unless one allows an opportunity for it to be exercised. 

Many people seem to find even this kind of student in- 
volvement a bit difficult to take. I disagree strongly with 
those who are critical of student demands in this area, but 
I think I can understand some of the reasons why they feel 
this way. Too much, I think, we in America have looked 
on the colleges as being a simple linear extension of the 
schools. Too often we have looked on college students as 
being just slightly bigger than school children. What we 
have got to keep in mind is that college should be qualita- 
tively different from school — not just quantitatively differ- 
ent. And equally, we should keep in mind the realization 
that these students are not school children — they are re- 
sponsible young adults. 

The Cox Commission, reporting on the disorders at Co- 
lumbia last spring, was at pains to point this out. I think it 
is worth noting that, in the commission's estimation, the 
students of the present generation are the best informed, 
the most idealistic, the most committed student generation 
this country has ever had. 


There is a third group of students whom we should also 
consider. There are many students who hold many uncon- 
ventional views; but who are committed, nonetheless, to an 
ideal of education that is thoroughly admirable. Many of 
them take a noticeably militant stance on the college cam- 
pus. Most of them are not particularly easy for a college 
administration to get along with. Yet it is misleading — in- 
deed, dangerous — to associate all these students with a 
handful of dangerous fanatics; for these students, despite 
views which many people find difficult to understand, are 
themselves committed to improving education and they are 
searching for ways to make the American promise a reali- 
ty. Many of them strike out against society in a way that 

we find confusing and worrying. I think that we must re- 
member that many of them are hurt and confused because 
an American dream in which they want to believe has 
somehow not seemed to work out. They may express this 
sense of hurt and confusion in terms that are angry and in 
terms that make us angry in return. They will speak fre- 
quently of institutional racism and of American imperial- 
ism. On many occasions their application of this terminolo- 
gy is obviously absurd. But I would suggest, in part, the 
very violence of their language is a measure of their keen 
disappointment at discovering that something which they 
want to love is proving to be a bit hollow and a bit unlov- 

It is not difficult to look into society and find many areas 
where man's promise has not been fulfilled. The air pollu- 
tion that threatens our great cities; the pollution of our 
rivers and streams that threatens a state like Maine; the 
survival of race tension — the failure to achieve the integra- 
tion we hoped for in the 1950's; the persistence of poverty 
as a major social problem; the glaring inequalities of edu- 
cational experience in different areas of the country; the 
continuation of force as the solution of international prob- 
lems. These in themselves are enough to discourage any 
generation. I think it is fair to say that they even discour- 
aged my generation of the silent college student of the 
1950's; and even we, at that time, felt that something had 
gone wrong with the American dream. 

As if this were not enough the young student also meets 
with frustration and disappointment through the medium 
of college. Students come to college with high hopes. They 
look forward to education as a liberating experience; and 
frequently, once they are there, they discover the practice 
is rather different from the propaganda. They may find 
themselves doing again the same sort of things they have 
done in school. They may find themselves encountering 
authoritarian teaching. I, myself, feel that authoritarian 
teaching is a contradiction in terms, but it certainly exists 
in fact. And at times they will find themselves encountering 
antiquarian learning, which is very hard to relate to their 
own life and their own experience. It is no wonder, I think, 
that faced with these conditions the modern student cries 
out for relevancy. Sometimes, admittedly, when he does 
so, he is not quite clear in his own mind what he is after. 
Relevancy is, after all, in some ways an incomplete con- 
cept. One has to add to it the question: "Relevant to 
what?" This is a question which many people, in their cur- 
rent enthusiasm for relevancy, forget to put themselves. 

I think it is quite clear that relevancy does not necessar- 
ily mean the same thing as what is in today's newspapers. 
For example, Thucydides, discussing the disintegration of 
Athenian society under the stress of war, can be as relevant 
as something written this morning. Or Queen Elizabeth of 
England debating with her council the wisdom of interven- 



ing in another country's domestic affairs is speaking of 
problems that are meaningful to today's students. I would 
suggest that it is precisely in striving for this sort of rele- 
vancy where the colleges are most acutely failing. 

I think we can appreciate this most clearly if we take, as 
our starting point, the disengaged, the disillusioned and un- 
conventional student. In the process of crying out against 
the academy and attacking what he sees as its shortcom- 
ings, many of the most articulate of these disengaged stu- 
dents are crying out for precisely those things which we, 
the professional educators and the academic establishment, 
claim that education, as we construe it, is providing for 
them right now. They are crying out for a sense of humane 
values; for education as a vehicle of compassion; for edu- 
cation as a road to understanding; for education as honest 
critical analysis; for education as commitment and excite- 
ment. I think we can begin to see the problem more clearly. 

There are two possible explanations for this phenome- 
non in which many of the radical students cry out for pre- 
cisely those things which we say we are already providing. 
One explanation, which I do not find very convincing is 
that the students are simply perverse and difficult; that 
there is a real "generation gap" that is impossible to bridge; 
that the students really are like little children and do not 
completely understand what it is they are saying. The sec- 
ond explanation seems to me to be much more believable, 
and that is to recognize that the student analysis of the situ- 
ation is perfectly accurate; to recognize that we have failed 
for one reason or another to make subjects which we think 
are relevant seem relevant to others. I think that the fault 
there is not in the subject matter — here I would differ from 
many students. I think the fault is very often in the tech- 
nique of teaching. I have a theory that, somewhere along 
the line, in a search for technical expertise which is, of it- 
self, necessary, education lost its soul; that we stripped the 
humanities of their humane content; that we succeeded in 
making history as dry as dust; that we have reduced the 
rich and very human experience to a set of statistical ab- 
stractions. If we have done this, it is no wonder that our 
students find it difficult to warm to the subjects as we teach 
them now. 

What I think is most needed in colleges at the present 
time is a revitalization of teaching through the spark of hu- 
mane compassion. We will never convince today's student 
that the past speaks to his condition simply by telling him 
that it does so. We must allow him to become convinced 
himself, and I have every confidence that effective teaching 
could bring that realization to him. At the same time, let 
me add that the academy must be open to the reception of 
new ideas and new courses. 

Because I believe there is value in past experience, I 
would not turn the curriculum of the college over com- 
pletely to contemporary problems. But unless there is some 

scholarly study of those problems, and study conducted in 
an interdisciplinary fashion, the university will find itself 
becoming more remote from life and from experience. 


Finally, some thoughts about those students who figure 
most prominently in our papers at the present day. Let me 
stress again that I have been trying to indicate my feeling 
that a great many students are being, in effect, maligned by 
the activities of a very few. 

There are some dangerous and destructive anarchists 
present in the American university. They are a tiny minori- 
ty of the student population and it is totally wrong to iden- 
tify their actions with the aims and intentions of the vast 
majority of American college students. 

There is a small group who have decided that the uni- 
versity is a corrupt feature of a totally corrupt society, and 
that because of this, it should be destroyed. I, of course, do 
not agree with them. The university is always in need of re- 
form, but it is not corrupt, and it has the power to reform 
itself. Their suggestion that the university should become a 
political agent is a monstrous perversion of the idea of the 
university itself. Their rigidity, their use of slogans, their 
posturing, are indications in themselves of the extent to 
which education as critical inquiry has not yet impinged on 
their lives. 

Very few students are hard-nosed revolutionaries. Some 
may follow for a short while the lead given by the most dis- 
sident element, but my own feeling is that most students 
are far too responsible to follow that lead to its intended 
conclusion. I think that our real concern in the coming 
years must be to see to it that education is able to reach out 
and speak to the confused and the disillusioned; that edu- 
cation is able to keep itself abreast of their needs and as- 
pirations; that education is able to reform itself constantly 
so it can serve its double function as the preserver of our 
heritage and as the kindly, informed, and responsible critic 
of our present generation. 

If education can meet those challenges, and I have every 
confidence that it can do so, there will be no student rebel- 
lion in the conventional sense of the word. I think the 
greatest danger to education at the present time is not the 
student rebel. On the contrary, the greatest danger is that 
there might be a backlash against the student rebel, a back- 
lash of such proportion that it might lead education away 
from its proper sphere — a backlash that might lead many 
of us to forget that the students are crying out in an idealis- 
tic fashion in behalf of humanity itself. And if that back- 
lash does occur, it will be the one thing that will make the 
now empty rhetoric of the extremists become a reality. 


Flanked by President Howell, 
and W. Bradford Briggs '43, 
president of the association, 
Mayor John V. Lindsay praised 
Bowdoin as "a great and glorious 
institution with a long, long 
history" and congratulated the 
College on its choice of Dr. 
Howell as its tenth president. 






New York Alumni Association 

begins its second century in the elegance 

of the Hotel Pierre 

Dexter Hawkins would have been 
very proud. 

It was in 1869 when Mr. Haw- 
kins, a distinguished New York 
lawyer and Phi Beta Kappa 
member of the Class of 1848, de- 
cided that there ought to be a 
Bowdoin Alumni Association in 
New York. He sent invitations to 
alumni living in the area, request- 
ing the pleasure of their company 
at his West 34th St. residence. 

Thirty-five responded and the 
Bowdoin Alumni Association of 
New York was born. 

Last January 24 — 100 years 
later — the association gathered at 
the Hotel Pierre for a gala 
dinner-dance to mark the event. 
They renewed old acquaintances, 
heard a "State of the College" 
report from President Howell, a 
speech by Mayor Lindsay, and 
songs by the Meddiebempsters. 


Upper left: Following dinner, 
many of the more than 300 
alumni and their ladies person- 
ally offered their congratulations 
and best wishes to President and 
Mrs. Howell. Shown with them 
are John R. Hup per '50 (left) 
and Trustee Leland M. Goodrich 
'20, who is a visiting professor of 

government at Bowdoin this 
semester. Lower left: The . 
beautiful main ballroom of the 
Hotel Pierre provided a "just 
right" atmosphere for the 
occasion. Upper right: Stevens 
L. Frost '42, president-elect of 
the alumni association, and 
Harold M. Sewall '51, who, as 

the association's secretary, 
handled many of the arrange- 
ments for the J 00th anniversary 
observance. Lower right: Fred- 
erick Weidner 111 '50 talks with 
classmate Robert E. McAvoy 
and Mrs. McAvoy. Former First 
Lady Mrs. James S. Coles dances 
with John R. Hupper '50. 




Class News 


Reunion Headquarters: 
1 West Coleman 


Mrs. Henry W. Owen again received sev- 
eral requests during the holidays for infor- 
mation about her late husband's book 
Owen's History of Bath. Now 94 she contin- 
ues her active interest in community affairs. 


When Admiral Donald MacMillan cele- 
brated his 94th birthday in November, he 
received greetings from several top officials 
in the U.S. The telegram-senders included 
the then President-elect Richard Nixon who 
noted, "Your life has been one of accom- 
plishments and service to country and fel- 
lowman. Mrs. Nixon joins me in sending 
you congratulations and best wishes as you 
celebrate your 94th birthday. May you con- 
tinue to enjoy the contentment you so high- 
ly deserve." Telegrams also arrived from 
Governor Volpe of Massachusetts, Senator 
Edward Brooke, and Lt. Governor Francis 


Archibald T. Shorey 
Nelson House 
19 Hackett Boulevard 
Albany, N. Y. 12208 

Mrs., Ralph Cushing wrote in December 
that she was in El Paso, Tex., visiting her 
brother and his family. She intended to tour 
Mexico for a month, and return to Maine 
via Mississippi, Missouri, Illinois and Mich- 
igan. Because she enjoys driving, she trav- 
eled alone. 


John W. Levdon 
Apt L-2 

922 Montgomery Avenue 
Bryn Mawr, Pa. 19010 

Wilbert Snow presented his annual poetry 
reading at the Wilbert Snow School in Mid- 
dletown, Conn., early in December. Pro- 
ceeds are used to purchase books for the 
school library. 

Tom Winchell wrote in December: "Have 
chartered a 48-foot yawl, to cruise the 
Windward Islands during the month of Feb- 
ruary, and later board a ship at San Fran- 
cisco for Bali, Singapore, Hawaii, Hong 
Kong, Japan and way stations. But I'll be 
home to see you at commencement." The 
"Great American Traveller" is at it again. 


Jasper J. Stahl 
Waldoboro 04572 


Chairman: Jasper J. Stahl 

Headquarters: 3 West Coleman 

Tommy Ginn, Ralph Bridge, John Crow- 
ley, and Reed Ellis have left us in a seem- 
ing swift succession. In our forthcoming 
class letter we plan to devote a few fitting 
words to honor these absentees. 

There is other happier news. Paul New- 
man writes that he has given to the College 
four of his father's oil paintings, including 
the one that served as a model for a larger 
one that was exhibited in Paris. In addition, 
this gift included a group of water colors 
and a plaster bust done by the noted Amer- 
ican sculptor Frederick McMonnies. 

This year we have had nice letters from 
Chas. Bouve, Judge Goodspeed, Wally Hay- 
den, John Hurley, Dan Koughan, Bob Mes- 
ser, Paul Newman, and Dr. Jim Sturtevant. 

Wally Hayden writes: "The thing I have 
noticed in the past few years is that the 
holes seem to get further apart, and the up- 
grade holes both longer and steeper." 

Jim Sturtevant has recently undergone 
serious surgery in Hartford. He is now re- 
cuperating at home and planning to be back 
to resume his practice on December 30. Jim 
also writes that he has four grandsons in 
the service of the country, and one great- 
great granddaughter has recently visited 
him from San Antonio, Texas. This is a rec- 
ord that few Bowdoin Alumni can compete 
with, except, of course, one '09 man, Dan 

If one should seek further confirmation 
of the biological fact that brains are inher- 
itable, one may find it in the family of our 
illustrious classmate, Senator Brewster: the 
Senator, summa cum laude '09; son, Charles 
'37, summa cum laude; and, lastly, grand- 
daughter Betsey Brewster Case, Ohio State 
Law School, June, 1968, Juris Doktor, sum- 
ma cum laude. 


E. Curtis Matthews 
59 Pearl Street 
Mystic, Conn. 06355 

Dr. Clyde Deming has established a visit- 
ing professorship in urology at Yale Uni- 
versity. The first incumbent is Dr. J. H. Har- 
rison, chief of urology at Peter Bent Brig- 
ham Hospital in Boston. Clyde is clinical 
professor emeritus of urology at Yale. 

The Rev. Al Stone, pastor of the Prospect 
Hill Congregational Church in Somerville, 
Mass., has been included in the fifth edition 
for 1968-69 of the Dictionary of Interna- 
tional Biography which has been published 
recently in London! The Dictionary is a 
comprehensive summary of Who's Who 
biographies throughout the world. A com- 
pilation of Al's works of poetry entitled As 
the Spirit Blows is being readied for publi- 

Al wrote in January that he was planning 
to enter the hospital for an operation. Ac- 
cording to Al, it would be an "ecumenical 
operation." He is a protestant minister, his 
surgeon is Catholic, and the head of the 
hospital is Jewish. "If I cannot emerge suc- 
cessfully with one group perhaps I can with 
another," he added. 


Since last these notes appeared, we as a 
class have been sorely and sadly diminished. 

Ernest G. Fifield 
351 Highland Avenue 
Upper Montclair, N. J. 


December issue of The Journal of Econom- 
ic History entitled "Economic History in 
the United States: Formative Years of a 

Alton Pope's wife Henrietta wrote in De- 
cember that he has been ill since July 3, 
having suffered two strokes. "The severity 
of brain damage has been great, so his re- 
covery is a slow process and he is still con- 
fused. He is receiving physical therapy at 
Swanholm Hospital in St. Petersburg. 1 have 
great hopes that he will soon be well," she 


William A. MacCormick 
114 Atlantic Avenue 
Boothbay Harbor 04538 

Ben Riggs's widow was the subject of an 
interesting feature story in the Jan. 26 edi- 
tion of the Maine Sunday Telegram. She 
retired on Jan. 31 after having been with 
Porteous, Mitchell and Braun Co. for 38 
years, most recently as vice president in 
charge of the store's 350 employees. 

Dr. Burleigh Cushing Rodick's Appomat- 
tox: The Last Campaign is still receiving fa- 
vorable reviews. The latest appeared in the 
November 1968 issue of The Social Studies. 
The reviewer wrote in part: "Appomattox is 
more than just significant social heritage: in 
a time and condition that may at any mo- 
ment erupt into global holocaust it seems a 
valuable symbol of national unity. There is 
no effort to exploit 'newness' or 'novelty' in 
the accuracy and balance of this most ap- 
propriate presentation. Author and reviewer 
agree that we emphasize the Gettysburg 
Address not because it is new, but because 
it exemplifies certain things — personified by 
Lee and Grant in April, 1865 — that should 
be cherished the world over." 


Alfred E. Gray 
Francestown, N. H. 03043 


Chairman: Alfred E. Gray 

Headquarters: 4 West Coleman 

Bill Farrar was honored on his 80th 
birthday by the Brunswick Rotary Club, of 
which he is a charter member, on Oct. 21. 
The cake Bill cut was large enough for 80 
candles and then some. Al Morrell '22, fel- 
low Rotarian, said of Bill: "Many people 
today owe happiness and comfort to his 
wise guidance at crucial times. A true Chris- 
tian throughout a busy and fruitful life, he 
always exemplified the best ideal of Ro- 


Edward C. Hawes 
180 High Street 
Portland 04101 

Arthur Cole published an article in the 

John Baxter has retired from the Board 
of Directors of the Maine National Bank 
of Portland, and has been appointed an hon- 
orary director. He will continue as a mem- 
ber of the supervisory board in its Bruns- 
wick branch. He has been a bank director 
longer than anyone in the state of Maine, 
having been elected a director of the First 
National Bank of Brunswick in April 1919. 
He was also recently named to the executive 
committee of Regional Memorial Hospital 
in Brunswick. 


Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Ken Burr, whose daughter, Mrs. 
Barbara Everett, the wife of Edward Ever- 
ett '40, died on Dec. 6. 

Herb Foster and his wife are planning an 
extended freighter voyage to Norway and 
other European ports next summer. Herb 
continues to be active in his real estate ap- 
praisal work in the West. 

George Grierson wrote in January: 
"Spent three weeks last summer with my 
daughter and family at Bremerton Naval 
Base in Washington. Flew all over Puget 
Sound with my son-in-law, fished for sal- 
mon at Westport and got a 25-pounder. 
Great time spoiling the grandchildren. The 
round trip flight was a gift from my young- 
sters while my wife Lillian was touring Eu- 
rope for three weeks." 

Ted Hawes and wife Harriett are spend- 
ing the winter in southern climes, after his 
recuperation from an operation in October 
at the Maine Medical Center. 

Larry Irving sent along with his Alumni 
Fund contribution to Class Agent Paul 
Niven a "sort of annual report of my trav- 
els." In part, here it is: "In March [1968] I 
accompanied a group of biologists led by 
my son-in-law and long-time colleague. We 
prospected for seals and walrus on the ice 
of the Bering Sea and fishes and crabs un- 
der the ice. In May I was gratified to be 
awarded an honorary D.Sc. by the Univer- 
sity of Alaska. It complements the award 
which I received from Bowdoin and much 
appreciate. In July Florence and I went to 
Cambridge, England, where I took part in 
scientific meetings on Antarctic and Arctic 
research. During August we traveled in 
Portugal and Madeira. In October and No- 
vember I visited the U.S. Antarctic Re- 
search Team at McMurdo Station. ... I 
hope that you will spread my best wishes 
among our classmates and friends whom I 
appreciate more as the years pass." 

Paul Niven has been elected second vice 
president of the trustees of Regional Me- 
morial Hospital in Brunswick. Although he 
has retired from "active duty" on the Bath- 
Brunswick Times-Record, he retains the of- 
fice of president of the Brunswick Publish- 
ing Co. 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Ralph Parmenter, whose sister, 
Mae D. Parmenter, died on Dec. 24. 

Classmates will be sorry to learn that 
Mrs. Helen V. K. White, widow of Don, 
died in Brunswick on Dec. 19. 


Noel C. Little 
60 Federal Street 
Brunswick 04011 

Ned Humphrey, who represented Bow- 
doin at the dedication of Bentley College at 
Waltham, Mass., recorded some favorable 
impressions of the college and the ceremo- 
ny. Ned noted that Bentley, an accounting 
and finance institution, is emphasizing lib- 
eral arts in its degree requirements. 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Isaac Webber, whose sister, Miss 
Mary C. Webber, died on Oct. 6. 


Lloyd O. Coulter 
Nottingham Square Road 
Epping, N. H. 03042 

Sarasota, Fla. The subject of the conference 
was "The Increased Menace of Sharks on 
the East Coast of the U.S. and Means of 
Defense Against Them." Dr. Claff presented 
his recently-perfected shark injection stick, 
a survival kit device which kills a shark in 
35 seconds. The device reloads automatical- 
ly for 10 shots. 

Shirley Gray and wife Kay attended the 
inauguration of President Edward Levi at 
the University of Chicago in November. 
They attended the formal dinner at the Con- 
rad Hilton with some 2,000 other guests. 
Shirley's impression was that every aspect 
of the ceremony "was handled perfectly." 
He commented that attending the inaugura- 
tion was "one of the greatest pleasures and 
privileges that I have had as a Trustee of 
Bowdoin College." 

William Van Wart wrote in January: 
"Edith and I are enjoying a two month win- 
ter vacation in Miami Beach, Florida. This 
will be our 31st winter vacation here." 

Paul Young wrote in December: "Ora- 
may and I shall be up here at Northern 
Michigan University through the academic 
year. Then home to Texas. I may even re- 
tire from the classroom to other more ac- 
tive work. My three sons and their families 
are doing well. Paul Jr., a pathologist in 
Durham, N.H., attended my 50th Reunion 
and met some Bowdoin men who live near 
him. Our address is 1440 Norwood, Apt. 8, 
Marquette, Mich. 49855." 


Donald S. Higgins 
78 Royal Road 
Bangor 04401 


Chairman: Roy A. Foulke 

Headquarters: Conf, B, Mculton Union 

and 17 and 19 East Coleman 


Louis B. Dennett 
Chebeague Island 04017 

Dr. Lloyd Claff was one of 15 speakers 
at a panel conference conducted by the 
American Institute of Biological Sciences at 

Sanford Cousins in November was elected 
first vice president by the trustees of Re- 
gional Memorial Hospital in Brunswick. He 
was also elected to the Board of Directors 
of the Brunswick Area Chamber of Com- 
merce United Fund in January. 

The Alexander Hendersons are spending 
the winter in Winter Haven, Fla., but will 
return to Winchester, Mass., in April. 

The Rev. George Noss has retired from 
the Philosophy Department of Berea Col- 

Dr. Edgar Taylor, headmaster of Taylor 
School in St. Louis, addressed the annual 
convention of the East Tennessee Educa- 
tion Association in October. His topic was 
"If I Were King in Education." 

Maynard Waltz, who retired in 1965 as 
professor emeritus of education and foreign 
languages at Keene State College, has been 
honored by that New Hampshire college. 
The Maynard C. Waltz Lecture Hall was 
dedicated on Nov. 17. The program of the 
Dedication Ceremonies carried a tribute to 
Maynard's service to the college and the 
community. In part, it read: "He served on 
the College Senate, was president of the 
Faculty Association, was advisor to the se- 
nior class for many years, coached the de- 
bating team, and generally was recognized 
as the fairest, most impartial voice on cam- 
pus." During his 35 years on the faculty. 


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Maynard initiated the graduate program in 
1946, served as coordinator of the Applied 
Economics Project under a Sloan Founda- 
tion grant, and served as chairman of the 
Education Department. This winter the pro- 
fessor emeritus is teaching a course in psy- 
chology at the Elliot Community Nursing 

Emerson Zeitler in November was elected 
a trustee of Regional Memorial Hospital in 
Brunswick. He was also elected president 
by his fellow trustees. 


Hugh Nixon 

12 Damon Avenue 

Melrose, Mass. 02176 

Chairman: Alexander Standish 
Headquarters: 1 South Hyde 

The class secretary always looks forward 
to receiving your news items for this col- 
umn. Please let your classmates hear about 
you and your doings. 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Mrs. Mary Granger on the death 
of her husband, George. 

Dr. Harry Helson has joined the Psychol- 
ogy Department at the University of Massa- 
chusetts. Referring to Harry's distinguished 
background (particularly the adaptation 
level theory which has had a major influ- 
ence in modern psychology), Dr. Mortimer 
Appley, head of the department, said: 
"Massachusetts should be very proud to 
welcome one of its distinguished native sons 
back to its State University and pleased that 
its State University has grown distinguished 
enough to be attractive to scholars of Dr. 
Helson's stature." 

Herbie Ingraham writes from Greene, 
Me., that he is still teaching school and en- 
joying it, as well as taking pleasure in caring 
for his home, garden, and camp with sail- 
boat and canoe. He seems to have the same 
old pep and happy spirit. Keep it up, old 

Paul Larrabee, who retired the first time 
seven years ago as a school superintendent, 
has now retired from college teaching. In 
December he was not planning a third ca- 
reer nor a third retirement. 

Nick Nixon was recently reelected to the 
Board of Directors of the Massachusetts 
Retired Teachers Association. He continues 
to serve on the board of the Massachusetts 
Council of Churches. 

Webb Noyes of Waterville retired in Sep- 
tember "after forty years in the world of 
books," most recently at Colby College Li- 
brary. He says he will "do some volunteer 
work at the college and at Thayer Hospi- 
tal." His wife will continue her work at the 
college for a short time. 

Class President Ralph Ogden is spending 
the winter at 20 Sailfish Rd., Vero Beach, 
Fla. We don't know whether he sails or 


fishes, but "sailfish" sounds good for a re- 
tirement address. 

Class Agent Alex Standish is keeping 
busy as a gentleman farmer at Canterbury, 
N.H. If the farm makes a profit, he's really 
a farmer — and still a gentleman. 

Ryo Toyokawa wrote in October that he 
has a new position with the United Com- 
mercial Co. Inc. in Tokyo, Japan. He 
writes: "The company, though small, is do- 
ing a flourishing business exporting elec- 
tronics and mechanical parts to the U. S." 
His son Ryoji is about to graduate from 
Keio University where he is in the elec- 
tronics department. Ryoji plans to pursue 
further study in the U.S. Ryo hopes to be 
at our 1971 reunion. Let's all be there! 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Percy Wilkins, whose brother Er- 
nest P. Wilkins '25, died on Nov. 18. 

of Commerce United Fund in January. He 
was also named president of the fund drive. 

'22 s 

AjjLJ Br 

bert R. Thayer 
Longfellow Avenue 
unswick 04011 


Chairman: John M. Bachulus 

Headquarters: 19 North Winthrop 

Reunion Chairman John Bachulus re- 
ports that the Class has "produced" the fol- 
lowing: 50 businessmen, 18 educators, six 
Ph.D.'s, 17 M.D.'s, nine lawyers, seven 
bankers, seven brokers, five insurance brok- 
ers, five Army officers, five Navy officers, 
two customs officials, two ministers, two 
post office officials, two newspapermen, one 
telephone executive, one radio and TV of- 
ficial, one manufacturer, one dentist, and 
one chiropractor. He adds, "What — no en- 

Stanwood Fish has been named manager 
of Fish's Store in Freeport. The store was 
originally owned by his father. He recently 
returned to Maine to make his home, after 
retiring from the University of Hartford. 

Hugh McCurdy received an award from 
the Central Connecticut Soccer Officials As- 
sociation for meritorious service. 

Zeke Martin is jubilant over our new 
Prexy and even more so with Nixon. He's 
still full of enthusiasm for living. 

Widge Thomas retired Jan. 28 as chair- 
man of the Canal National Bank's executive 
committee. He will continue serving as one 
of the Bank's directors. He joined the Port- 
land Bank in 1918 and was elected a direc- 
tor in 1923. Over the years he served as 
vice president, president, chairman, and 
chief executive officer. He was appointed 
chairman of the executive committee in 


Philip S. Wilder 
12 Sparwell Lane 
Brunswick 04011 

Frank MacDonald wrote in October of 
his recent move to Maine: "We are build- 
ing a small cottage in Eliot, Me., but we 
haven't broken our ties with Massachusetts 
as son Frank Allan '54 still teaches at Co- 
hasset High and son Fred B. lives at our old 
homestead in Quincy." In December Frank 
and Louise drove to California to visit their 
daughter Jean and her husband. 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Dave Smith, whose brother, Louis 
O. Smith '19, died on Dec. 7. 

Phil Wilder was elected to the Board of 
Directors of the Brunswick Area Chamber 


F. Erwin Cousins 
J 1 7 Rosedalc Street 
Portland 04103 


Chairman: Joseph A. Aldred 

Headquarters: 17 and 18 North Winthrop 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Halsey Gulick, whose sister, Mrs. 
Katherine Gulick Curtis, died on Dec. 17. 

On the last day of December George Hill 
retired as staff counsel for Metropolitan 
Edison Co. which he joined in 1953. During 
his active career in both the legal profession 
and government service, George served 
Maine as a State Senator, Speaker of the 
House of Representatives, chairman of the 
State Board of Emergency Municipal Fi- 
nance, and was a member of the Maine 
Public Utilities Commission. 

The Rev. Albert Kettell has retired and is 
enjoying a Florida sojourn. His new address 
is 49 Durant St., Manchester, Conn. 06040. 

Walter Moore's daughter Karen Ann was 
married in November to Norman Alterman 
who is secretary of Warner Brothers Seven 
Arts International. 


William H. Gulliver Jr. 
30 Federal Street 
Boston, Mass. 02110 

Walter Brown has retired from the Keyes 
Fibre Co. of Waterville. His home address 
is 69 Mayflower Hill Dr., Waterville, Me. 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Edward Fletcher, whose mother, 
Mrs. Grace Garland Fletcher, died on Nov. 

Donald Will has been appointed state di- 
rector for Maine by the National Society of 
Public Accountants. He and wife Natalie 
are living in Brewer. 


Albert Abrahamson 
P.O. Box 157 
Brunswick 04011 

John Loud has been elected a vice presi- 
dent of Loomis, Sayles, and Co. Inc., invest- 
ment counselors, in Boston. 

Cyril Simmons wrote in December that 
he was planning to retire as a teacher of 
mathematics in June. His wife Helen retired 
last June. Cyril says that their plans for the 
future are "very fluid." 

Ted Smith is now head of the French 
Department at Colorado Springs School for 


George O. Cutter 
618 Overhill Road 
Birmingham, Mich. 


Roger Johnson has been appointed editor 
by Tower Publishing Co. in Portland. 

Donovan Lancaster is serving as presi- 
dent of the Brunswick Area Student Aid 
Fund. He was also elected a director of the 
group in October. 

John Mclnnes retired as a general part- 
ner of H. M. Payson Co. on Dec. 31, and 
was succeeded by his son, John III, on that 
same day. 

The Rev. Erville Maynard will retire in 

HILL '24 

April as minister of Christ Episcopal 
Church in Grosse Pointe, Mich. 

August Miller, who occupies the (Ad- 
miral) Milton E. Miles Chair of Interna- 
tional Relations at the U.S. Naval War Col- 
lege, Newport, R.I., has been granted a 
leave of absence for the second semester. 
He will attend Harvard University as a re- 
search associate at the Center for Inter- 
national Affairs. 

Thomas Murphy wrote in October: "Re- 
elected to offices of selectman, assessor, and 
chairman of the Board of Public Welfare 
for the Town of Barnstable (Mass.). Start- 
ing 19th year of service by the largest vote 
ever given to any candidate at any time." 

Bill Thalheimer was elected to the Board 
of Directors of the Brunswick Area Cham- 
ber of Commerce United Fund in January. 
He was also elected vice president of the 
fund drive. 


William D. Alexander 
Middlesex School 
Concord, Mass. 01742 

Clarence Johnson was appointed to the 
executive committee of the Brunswick Area 
Chamber of Commerce United Fund in 

In November Roger Luke and his wife 
traveled to New York to attend the annual 
meeting of the Society of Naval Architects 
and Marine Engineers. Roger has retired 
from the Hyde-Windlass Corp. in Bath and 
continues as president of Pine Tree Engi- 
neering in Brunswick. 

Donald Parks was named legal adviser to 
the Brunswick Area Chamber of Commerce 
United Fund drive in January. 

Frank Walch has retired from the Hyde 
Corp. Now a grandfather, Frank has one 
son at Cal Tech and another who is a right 
tackle for the U. of Maine. His daughter is 
a freshman at the U. of M. 


H. LeBrec Miooleau 
General Motors Corporation 
767 Fifth Avenue 
New York, N. Y. 10022 


Chairman: Samuel A. Ladd Jr. 

Headquarters: 17 and 18 North Moore 

John Balfour nas been promoted to senior 
vice president in the personal trust depart- 
ment of the New England Merchants Na- 
tional Bank in Boston. 

Lawrence Hunt now has three grandsons, 
ages three, one, and one. In December he 
commented, "No granddaughters yet but 
I'm hoping." He and his wife plan on being 
back for the Fortieth. 

Milt Jaycox has retired after 39 years 
from the Chesapeake and Potomac Tele- 
phone Companies. He expects to enjoy life 
on his farm in Woodbine, Md. 


Sam Ladd has been elected a trustee of 
Regional Memorial Hospital in Brunswick. 

Roger Ray wrote an article entitled "How 
Maine Got That Way: A Look at Time 
Past to Explain Time Present" for the Jan. 
3 issue of Maine Times, a state-wide weekly 
started last fall. 


H. Philip Chapman Jr. 

9 Carriage Drive 

Somcrs, Connecticut 06071 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Pliny Allen, whose wife, Tillie, 
died on Nov. 25. 

Philip Blodgett represented the college at 
the inauguration of Charles J. Flora as pres- 

ident of Washington State College in No- 

Sears and Villa Crowell recently visited 
two nearly-new granddaughters: Elizabeth 
Ann Gessaman and Michele Feitler. The 
Gessamans live in Logan, Utah; the Feitlers 
in Syracuse, N.Y. 

In December Ben Jenkins and his wife 
moved to Hilton Head Island in South 
Carolina. They visited Phil Bachelder and 
his wife and reported that both were fine. 
The four are planning a few golfing sessions 
as soon as the Jenkinses are settled and 
have their planting work completed. Ben 
retired from the New England Telephone 
Co. last summer. 

Olin Pettingill has edited a new compre- 
hensive volume on North American birds 

called The Audubon Illustrated Handbook 
of American Birds. The handbook describes 
over 800 species of birds and contains over 
400 photos and drawings. It was published 
by McGraw-Hill. 


Rev. Albert E. Jenkins 
14284 E. Eastridge Drive 
Whittier, Calif. 90602 

Artine Artinian's collection "From Vic- 
tor Hugo to Jean Cocteau — Original Draw- 
ings by French Writers" was exhibited in 
the Bowdoin Library during December. The 
French Government is sponsoring a tour of 
the collection throughout American col- 

Sam Slosberg: Maine's Indispensable Man 

"If anyone is indispensable to the legislative 
procedure in Maine," said Attorney Gen- 
eral James S. Erwin the other day, "I sup- 
pose that person would be Sam Slosberg." 

House Speaker David J. Kennedy was 
ruminating on the same subject recently 
and put the matter more simply: "We 
couldn't get along without him." 

The subject of this conversation, Legisla- 
tive Research Director Samuel Howard 
Slosberg ['30], if informed of Erwin's and 
Kennedy's observations would probably 
shrug and reply, "Well, for two guys who 
are usually wrong they certainly hit the nail 
on the head this time." 

Slosberg, who for the past 21 years has 
been the state's research director, is a re- 
freshing personality in a political world 
where arch enemies are prone to be bosom 
buddies while within earshot of each other. 

He is not only by all accounts a capable 
research director but also a splendid human 
being. He is also the State House "nee- 
dling" champion. 

"Sam," says Kennedy, "is the only person 
I know who can give the needle to abso- 
lutely anyone — and get away with it. Not 
only that, he actually makes you enjoy it." 

Erwin, who like Kennedy, counts Slos- 
berg as a personal friend, says, "You know, 
it's funny, but most people who have no 
enemies put me off. Sam's an exception. 
He's a unique character and a great per- 

Kennedy agrees and then adds with a 
smile: "Of course you have to remember 
that he's a lazy no good bum." Kennedy 
doesn't often get the chance to give Slos- 
berg the needle and he likes to take advan- 
tage of the opportunity. 

Slosberg's barbs, delivered with a twinkle 
of his brown eyes, have been received by 
State House denizens from governors to 
janitors for the past couple of decades. In 
fact, a freshman legislator hasn't officially 
arrived until he's passed his first bill and 
felt the Slosberg needle. 

Born 58 years ago in Randolph, Slosberg 
is the son of a one-time peddler who later 
opened a shoe and clothing store in Gar- 
diner, now run by Sam's brother. 


Sam was graduated from Bowdoin Col- 
lege and Harvard Law School and first hung 
out his shingle in Gardiner in 1934 during 
the depths of the depression. Business 
wasn't exactly booming for a young lawyer 
("I made a living"), and Sam turned to 

He was elected to the Maine House in 
1939 and served two terms before being 
named an assistant attorney general as- 
signed to the Reviser of Statute Office in 

A year later Sam was appointed reviser 
of statutes by then Gov. Sumner Sewall 
[H'44] and he became the first legislative 
research director when the office was cre- 
ated in 1947. 

The office has three functions: drafting 
legislation for individual legislators; revis- 
ing the state statutes, and assisting the Re- 
search Committee in study projects. 

Unofficially, Slosberg has served through 

the years as a personal adviser and wailing 
wall for frustrated legislators and lobbyists. 

One prominent lobbyist says, "Sam has 
a great instinctive 'feel' for the legislature. 
He knows what can be done and what can't. 
Anytime I want some really good advice I 
go to Sam." 

Lanky, stoop shouldered and sage behind 
his Ben Franklin glasses, Slosberg is a life- 
long Republican, but not dogmatic about 
it. In fact, most forget Sam has a party 

Says one veteran Democratic legislator: 
"When a Democrat goes into some state 
offices for information he's painfully aware 
that there's a Republican behind the desk. 
With Sam you never think about it." 

He's been married since 1936 to the for- 
mer Lynn Weitz, an expert on antiques and 
perhaps the only person who can tell Sam 
to shut up and get him to comply. They 
have two sons, one of whom is now serving 
in Vietnam. 

Slosberg's office itself has a home-like 
quality to it compared to many of the im- 
personal offices in the State House. Since 
1947 his private office door has never been 
closed. Twelve years ago Samuel Silsby 
was named assistant legislative research di- 
rector; when he resigned three years ago to 
become state archivist his brother, Dave 
Silsby, was named to succeed him. 

Even the secretarial staff is state govern- 
ment oriented. One secretary is the wife of 
State Budget Officer Roland Berry, another 
the wife of Liquor Enforcement Division 
Chief Timothy Murphy. 

Slosberg was reappointed to another six 
year post last year and presumably the job 
is his for as long as he wants it. "I'd like to 
keep going as long as my health holds out," 
he says. 

Typically, when he was last reappointed, 
one member of the Research Committee 
suggested that since he's the only man ever 
to hold the job the committee might as 
well save time and make it hereditary for 
Sam's heirs. Donald C. Hansen 

Reprinted from the Maine Sunday Tele- 


Duke Dane recently bought a home in 
Carmel Valley, Calif., with the intention of 
moving as soon as possible. He will be 
missed by the Alumni Club of Southern 
California, whose secretary he has been for 
the past four months. 

Little, Brown and Company has pub- 
lished John Gould's Europe on Saturday 
Night, a Maine-flavored account of a dream 
trip to the Old World. John and Dorothy 
traveled through Germany, Denmark, Aus- 
tria, Italy, France, England, and Scotland 
making friends and piling up enough ob- 
servations for several books. A local re- 
viewer opined: "Non-Maine people, or re- 
cent arrivals will puzzle over some of the 
Maine references and humor that lard the 
book like nutmeg in a Christmas ham, but 
it really doesn't make that much difference. 
Out-of-staters should find it fully as enjoy- 
able as Gould's many previous Maine-flav- 
ored books." 

Dave Perkins in December celebrated his 
35th year with New England Telephone. He 
started out as a salesman in 1933 and is 
now marketing staff supervisor in Boston. 

Bill Piper wrote in November that he had 
resigned from Worcester Academy and cre- 
ated a business of his own called Personal- 
ized Educational Counseling Service. He 
and Mary are now living at 21 Cross Street, 
Shrewsbury, Mass. 


Harland E. Blanchard 
195 Washington Street 
Brewer (14412 

Phil Dana proudly reports the arrival of 
his third and fourth grandchildren: John 
Windmuller, born in August to Phil's oldest 
daughter, Virginia, and her husband, Ru- 
dolf, in Fairlawn, N.J.; Stephen Hartford 
Robbins, born in October to Phil's youngest 
daughter, Sheridan, and her husband, 
Ralph, in Portland, Me. 

William Munro's daughter, Susan, was 
married in December to Jim Lister '65, son 
of Ernie Lister '37, in Stoneham, Mass. 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Lawrence Stuart, whose father, 
Herman H. Stuart, died on Dec. 14. 

Robert Studley wrote in October: "Our 
first grandchild was born in July. She's a 
candidate for Vassar — unless there are co- 
eds in Brunswick in 1986." 

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ast Elm Street 
mouth 04096 

John Trott is the supervisor of subcon- 
tract administration for Hughes Aircraft in 
Tucson. His son Charles recently received 
a master's degree from Northern Arizona 
University and is now serving in the Army. 
John's three daughters are married and he 
is a grandfather of seven. 


Rev. Canon Gordon E. Gillett 
Church of St. John the Baptist 
Sanbornville, N. H. 03872 

Chairman: Richard H. Davis 
Headquarters: 3 South Moore 

Frederick Drake was honored in January 
at the annual parish meeting of Grace Epis- 
copal Church in Bath. He was presented 
with a "Parish Cross," for many years of 

devoted service. He was also recently 
elected president of the Bath Area Chamber 
of Commerce. 

Robert Fletcher wrote of his family in 
December: "Son Jonathan graduated in 
chemistry from the University of the South 
last June, spent two months in France, and 
is now teaching in Jacksonville. Daughter 
Penelope gave birth to Edward Jordan Hy- 
der in September, our second grandchild. 
And Dad celebrated his 90th birthday in 
November. I continue with DuPont in Ai- 
ken, S.C. working at training and public re- 

Braley Gray's ultramodern Newburgh 
home was given a photographic display in 
the Dec. 1 Maine Sunday Telegram. Full- 
length thermopane windows in the study 
and living room afford an extensive view 
of the countryside. The focal point of the 
Gray living room is a raised fireplace con- 
structed of native fieldstone. 

Carl Olson's daughter Anne was married 
in August to Kenneth Hilten of North Tar- 
rytown, N.Y. Both are students at Hiram 
College in Ohio. Carl's son Dave is a fresh- 
man at Cornell's School of Engineering. 

James Perkins's son, James III, was mar- 
ried in December to Miss Connie Deam 
Patten of Jacksonville Beach, Fla. James 
III is a graduate of U.S. Naval Academy at 
Annapolis, Md. His bride is a graduate of 
the University of North Carolina at Greens- 


Paul E. Sullivan 
2920 Paseo Del Mar 

1'alos Verdes Estates, 

Calif. 90275 

Harry Abelon's son Mike graduated from 
Harvard in June and is enrolled at Stanford, 
where he is studying for a master's degree 
in biology. 

Don Barnes, vice president of the Insti- 
tute of Life Insurance, was one of the key 
speakers at the public service award dinner 
of the Southern Maine Association of Life 
Underwriters. The event took place in No- 
vember at the Steer House in South Port- 

Jim Doak wrote in December: "I have 
interrupted my studies toward a Ph.D. to 
accept the position of executive and clinical 
director of the Alaska Crippled Children 
and Adults Treatment Center in Anchorage, 
Alaska. Our address here is 1146 S. St., 
Anchorage. My wife Barbara and our three 
kids are having a ball in Alaska seeing all 
the wild country and animals." 

John Holden is a full-time student at the 
Harvard Graduate School of Education. 

Andrew Rolfe has invented a product 
which reduces the octane requirements of 
gasoline engines and is used in various 
forms as an anti-air pollution modifier of 
fuel oil, gasoline and diesel oil. The man- 
ganese nitrogenous complex has been given 
the trade name Rolfite and patents are pend- 
ing. A water soluble version of Rolfite is 
used to reduce air pollution in the operation 
of incinerators and coal-fired units. Andrew 
is vice president of the Aberfoyle Co. in 
Stamford, Conn. 

Gordon Rowell is a professor and chief 
librarian at Kingsborough Community Col- 
lege of the City University of New York. 
Kingsborough, founded in 1963, anticipates 
an enrollment of 6,000 full-time day stu- 
dents by 1975, Gordon says. 

Dr. Doug Walker, associate dean of the 
Johns Hopkins Medical School and asso- 
ciate professor of pediatrics, writes: "Glad 

that we at last have a Bowdoin man in med- 
ical school here — Charles Gianaris II '68." 

Nate Watson is justly proud of his daugh- 
ter Kathleen who was elected to the State 
House of Representatives in November. 
The young Bath Democrat left her job in 
the Governor's office to devote all her time 
to campaigning. And it paid off. 


Hubert S. Shaw 
6024 Wilson Lane 
Bethesda, Md. 200,14 

Abe Abramovitz sent word in December 
that his second grandchild, Aryeh Maurice, 
was born to Roy and Karen Abramowitz 
in November. 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Bob Ashley, whose father, Robert 
P. Ashley, died on Nov. 16. 

Bob is spending the second semester of 
his sabbatical from Ripon College as a 
visiting professor at the Naval Academy at 
Annapolis. He is teaching a course on Civil 
War literature and was hoping last fall to 
find a publisher for a comprehensive an- 
thology of that same subject. 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Howard Dana, whose wife, Ann, 
died on Nov. 7. 

Bill Drake's daughter Sally is a freshman 
at Pine Manor Junior College, where her 
older sister Molly graduated in 1960. 

Frank Swan spent last summer visiting 
San Francisco and national parks out west. 
Of his five children, one married this fall, 
three are in college or graduate school, and 
one is in junior high school. 

Dr. Fred Thyng's son Fred married Lin- 
da Dahl Wormwood in June. Fred II is a 
fourth year student at Tufts Medical 
School. Daughter Linda is a student at 
Framingham Teachers College. 

Howard Vogel is now chairman of the 
Division of Radiation Biology in the med- 
ical units of the University of Tennessee 
College of Medicine in Memphis. He had 
been with the University of Chicago and 
Argonne National Laboratory for 20 years. 

Jim West, who has been director of in- 
formation for the Organization for Eco- 
nomic Cooperation and Development for 
the past six years, writes that his three chil- 
dren (Daniel, Alison, and Jonathan) are at 
school in England. Wife Mary recently 
traveled to South and North Vietnam to 
prepare a series of articles on the war. 


William S. Burton 

144 Union Commerce Building 

Cleveland, Ohio 44114 

George Bass has been named a director 
of Central Maine Power Co. He is president 
of G. H. Bass & Co. in Wilton. 

Charles Brewster's daughter, Betsey 
Brewster Case, graduated summa cum laude 
from Ohio State Law School in June, with 
a J.D. degree. She is the third generation of 
Brewsters to receive a diploma summa cum 

John Crystal wrote of his family in De- 
cember: "Daughter Mary was married to 
Jonathan Palmer in August. Daughter Carol 
Ann, who represented Lake Erie College 
on the College Bowl last April, is spending 
the winter term in Valencia, Spain. Son 
John is a senior at the University of Den- 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Bill Gross, whose mother, Mrs. Al- 


fred O. Gross, died in Brunswick on Christ- 
mas morning. 

Ara Karakashian has been appointed 
part-time lecturer in education at Tufts 
University. He is also principal of Reading 
Memorial High School in Reading, Mass. 
Ara and wife Gloria and their two children 
live at 10 Granger Ave., Reading. 

Bill Klaber and wife Joyce traveled to 
Australia in August to get acquainted with 
their second granddaughter, Susan Barbara 
Gore, who was born in December 1966. 
They returned via Manila and Tokyo. Bill 
adds, "The first granddaughter was also 
visited with great joy and pride!" 

Ernie Lister's son, James '65, was mar- 
ried in December to Susan Munro, daugh- 
ter of William Munro '32, in Stoneham, 

Dan Pettengill was recently named chair- 
man of the Health Insurance Council. He 
is a group division vice president at Aetna 
Life & Casualty in Hartford, Conn. 

Jack Reed's son Rolf was married in No- 
vember to Mary Anne Hickey of Selins- 
grove, Pa. 

Charles Shulman was appointed in No- 
vember as chairman of the Board of Gov- 
ernors of Hillel Academy, a Jewish-spon- 
sored elementary school in Lynn, Mass. 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Eaton Tarbell, whose brother, 
Gridley W. Tarbell, died on Dec. 27. 


Andrew H. Cox 
50 Federal Street 
Boston, Mass. 02110 

Ed Brown wrote, with pardonable pride, 
in November: "Bernice and I have followed 
Bowdoin soccer this fall — six games — to 
watch son Ned play. Nice bunch of boys on 
that team and Charlie Butt is a wonderful 
coach. Middle son, Dave, is playing soccer 
for the University of Maine freshmen, and 
youngest, Peter, is still playing for high 
school. He'll be at Bowdoin in two years. 
Ned is James Bowdoin Scholar this year." 

Roy Gunter addressed the Wachusett Re- 
gional High School Science Seminar in Feb- 
ruary. His topic was "Physics and the Life 

John Halford, vice president and treasur- 
er of Southern Worsted Mills Inc., in Bos- 
ton, has been elected to the Board of Trus- 
tees of Hebron Academy. 

Bruce Rundlett's son Brad is a freshman 
at the University of Georgia. The Rundletts 
are looking forward to the spring when 
they hope to begin building on their lot at 
Lake Toxaway, N.C. 

Dave Walden is the executive director of 
the Mental Health Association of Los An- 
geles County and a board member of the 
International Student Center at UCLA. His 
son Timothy (19) was awarded the Car- 
negie Hero Fund grant and medal this year. 


John H. Rich Jr. 
2 Higashi Toriizaka 
Azabu, Minato-Ku 
Tokyo, Japan 


Chairman: Jotham D. Pierce 

Headquarters: 1 South Appleton 

William Allen is now director of market- 
ing for the textile division of the Kendall 
Co. in New York. 

Dr. John Cartland was elected secretary- 
treasurer and chairman of the staff execu- 


tive committee at Hartford (Conn.) Hos- 
pital in January. 

Arthur Chapman, the Republican incum- 
bent, defeated his opponent in November 
to retain his office as Cumberland County 

Editor Len Cohen cited a speech made 
at Bowdoin by Acting President Daggett in 
a recent editorial in the Providence Evening 
Bulletin. In philosophizing about the un- 
rest and violence on American campuses, 
Len quoted Professor Daggett's remark 
that if there is a single cause for the crisis, 
it is that institutions have lost their "sense 
of community." 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Hoby Ellis, whose father, Reed H. 
Ellis '09, died on Dec. 18. 

Milton Gordon has been appointed gen- 
eral editor of a series of books on major 
ethnic groups in America to be published 
by Prentice-Hall Inc. Ten volumes are 
scheduled to be included in the series. His 
prize-winning book Assimilation in Ameri- 
can Life, published by Oxford University 
Press in 1964, is widely used in colleges and 
universities in the U.S. Milton and his wife 
Gesa are both on the faculty of the Univer- 
sity of Massachusetts. He is in the Sociology 
Department and Gesa is in the German De- 

Eastham Guild was presented with a 
"Parish Cross" at the annual parish meeting 
of Grace Episcopal Church in Bath. He re- 
tired as junior warden of the church in 

Rowland Hastings was elected rear com- 
modore of the Coast Guard Auxiliary, First 
Coast Guard District (Maine Massachu- 
setts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island) 
in October. He assumed office Jan. 1, 1969. 

New Jersey State Senator Willard 
Knowlton was recently named to a bipar- 
tisan committee to probe possible infiltra- 
tion of organized crime into the ranks of 
the state legislature. 

John Rich commented in December, 
"Hope to make it back for the 30th this 
next June." 

Mort Trachtenberg joined Sweet & Com- 
pany Inc. in New York City as senior vice 
president on Nov. 1. 

Dr. Frederick Waldron of Concord, pres- 
ident of the Bowdoin Club of New Hamp- 
shire, was one of two College representa- 
tives at the Concord, N.H., Pierce Brigade's 
observance of the birthday of Franklin 
Pierce. The event took place on Nov. 23. 


Neal W. Allen Jr. 
Department of History 
Union College 
Schenectady, N. Y. 12308 

ment in California. His address is 2119 Vic- 
toria Dr., Fullerton, Calif. 92631. 

Bunny Bass's second son, Peter Lord 
Bass, a freshman at Dartmouth, was 
awarded an Alfred T. Sloan Foundation 
Scholarship this year. 

Bill Bellamy has been named to the man- 
agement of the newly created Graphic 
Communications Inc. in Boston. Estab- 
lished by Farnsworth Press Inc. and Farns- 
worth Mailing Service Inc., the new firm 
will offer "a complete creative direct adver- 
tising and sales promoting service." 

Morris Davie's book, Mexico City, was 
recently published by Harcourt, Brace, 
World. Morris uses the name "Dick Davis" 
in his photography work. 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Mac Everett, whose wife, Barbara, 
died on Dec. 6. 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Tom Gross, whose mother, Mrs. 
Alfred O. Gross, died in Brunswick on 
Christmas morning. 

George Little is serving as the director of 
the Vermont Council on World Affairs at 
the University of Vermont. He is also a 
member of the National Council of Asso- 
ciations for International Studies (the for- 
mer National Council for Foreign Area 

Harold Talbot was recently elected presi- 
dent and dean of the faculty of Cambridge 
Junior College in Cambridge, Mass. He will 
be succeeding the late Dr. Irving T. Rich- 
ards '20, founder of the college. 

Ross Wilson wrote in December: "The 
convocation and inauguration at Santa 
Clara was a delightful and pleasant exper- 
ience." The Wilson family is well, except 
for Ross, who may have to undergo surgery 
again in the near future. 


Henry A. Shorey 
Bridgton 04009 

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Barton can be con- 
tacted through USIS — Guadalajara, Mexi- 
co, Department of State Mailroom, Wash- 
ington, D.C. 20521. 

Dr. Len Cronkhite was the guest speak- 
er at the public service award dinner of the 
Southern Maine Association of Life Under- 
writers in November. He discussed "The 
Right to Health." 

Frank Davis wrote in December: " 'Bach- 
ing' it in New York while waiting for my 
family to join me from Europe. I see Lu 
Harr and Ed Cooper fairly often and give 
them incomparable advice on what stocks 
to buy." 

David Dickson, provost of the new Fed- 
eral City College in Washington, D.C, 
spoke to the National Association of State 
Universities and Land Grant Colleges in 
November. He noted that "racial tensions 
and polarization" endangered the day-to- 


Lloyd Akeley has joined Beckman Instru- 


day operations of the school which is 94 
percent Negro. He added that radicals and 
separatists were neglecting academic prin- 
ciples for "revolutionary ends." He ex- 
pressed the hope that Federal City College 
would become "a great center of black doc- 
uments, black research, black bibliography, 
and black curriculum where the contribu- 
tions of Asia and Africa, the Caribbean and 
South America are taken into our curricu- 
lum so that we can really move from pro- 
vincialism to cosmopolitanism and from 
chauvinism to brotherhood." 

Dr. Paul Holliday has undertaken the 
ambitious project of remodeling an old 
Georgian house in Waterville as an office 
and family home. For the past 23 years, 
Paul has been in private dental practice in 
New York City but the family has spent 
summer vacations near Cundy's Harbor. 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to John Koughan, whose brother, 
Donald N. Koughan '45, died on Nov. 19. 

Rodney Ross of Bath is one of four lay- 
men who have been named to the diocesan 
council of the Episcopal Diocese of Maine. 

Frank Sabasteanski was elected to the 
Board of Directors of the Brunswick Area 
Chamber of Commerce United Fund in 

care and treatment. While he was at Trinity 
Church, Dave had a chance to reminisce 
with the Rev. Don Woodward '37, rector. 


John L. Baxter Jr. 
603 Atwatei Road 
Lake Oswego, Ore. 9" 


Several of the Class Dekes gathered for 
a fraternity reunion in November. Hosts of 
the lively gathering were Dan Drummond, 
Art Benoit, Doug MacDonald and their 
wives. The group attended a dinner party 
at the Falmouth Foreside home of the 
Drummonds Friday evening, Nov. 8. On 
Saturday they went en masse to the Bow- 
doin-Tufts game. 

Guests were the Paul Akeleys, the John 
Baxters, the Fred Fishers, the Deane Grays, 
the Joe McKays, the Mayland Morses, the 
Herb Pattersons, the Niles Perkinses, the 
Frank Pierces, the Frank Smiths, and the 
Oliver Wymans. 

Dr. Bob Fenger is a surgeon on the staff 
of Stephens Memorial Hospital in Norway, 
Me. He moved to Norway in December. 

Link Grindle obtained his private pilot's 
license and the Grindles have spent much 
of their time exploring "the last remaining 
unspoiled parts of this continent." In April 
their address will be 11 La Senda Place, 
South Laguna, Calif. 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Mike Hendrickson, whose wife, 
Emily, died unexpectedly on Nov. 29. 

Roland Holmes is director of the general 
curriculum office at the Champaign-Urbana 
campus of the University of Illinois. 

Arthur Keylor in December was named 
group vice president of Time Inc. in New 
York. He had been vice president in cor- 
porate management and formerly publisher 
of Fortune. He and his wife make their 
home in Bronxville. 

The Rev. Dave Works, executive vice 
president of the North Conway Institute of 
Alcoholism, was the guest preacher at the 
34th Annual Thanksgiving service of the 
founding of Alcoholics Anonymous held at 
Trinity Church in New York City. Since 
1960 Dave has been traveling throughout 
the country preaching the message of al- 
cohol rehabilitation and helping to set up 
local community and church committees to 
give information and provide facilities for 


John F. Jaques 
312 Pine Street 
South Portland 04106 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Charles Boothby, whose father, 
Alden H. Boothby, died on Nov. 27. 

The insurance agencies owned by Ted 
Bubier and John Riley have been appointed 
local representatives of Lumberman's Cas- 
ualty Co. The agencies are iocated in Bed- 
ford and Maynard, Mass. 

Phil Cole became the father of a son, 
John Randolph, last August, according to a 
note received from his brother, Taylor '45. 

Donald Devine's fourth child, Jeffrey 
Walker Devine, was born on Sept. 21, 1968. 

Dr. Norm Gauvreau has been named vice 
chairman for Maine by District I of the 
American College of Obstetricians and 

Col. Gordon Lake is deputy wing com- 
mander of operations of the 315th Special 
Operations Wing in Vietnam. He is looking 
forward to his next assignment which will 
be with the Military Advisory Group to the 
Government of the Philippines in Manila. 

Bob Maxwell, chief of the U.N. Postal 
Administration, and Mrs. Patricia Arno 
Bush of Pleasantville, N.Y., were married 
in December. The ceremony was performed 
at Bob's Chappaqua, N.Y., home. 

Fred Morecombe recently accepted a po- 
sition with Abbott Laboratories in Wauke- 
gan, III. His address: 629 Frolic Ave., Wau- 
kegan, 111. 60085. 

State Senator Joseph Sewall was the sub- 
ject of an article published in the Maine 
Sunday Telegram in January. He has been 
named chairman of the Appropriations 
Committee and everyone seems to think he 
is just the man to get the job done. 

Bill Simonton is proud of the fact that his 
son Doug is among the early acceptances 
for the freshman class of 1969. 

Alden Sleeper has been named head of 
trust operations and estate administration 
of the National Newark & Essex Bank's 
trust department at its Montclair, N.J., of- 
fices. Alden formerly served as a vice presi- 
dent and trust officer of the County Trust 
Co. of White Plains. 

Robert Walker's daughter, Nancy, is fin- 
ishing her third year at Bucknell University 
and will transfer to Temple University for 
her senior year. She is planning to be mar- 
ried in June. Daughter Sally Anne received 
early acceptance to Smith College. She will 
graduate from high school in June. 

44 1 

Ross Williams 
i Alta Place 
onkers, N.Y. 10710 


Chairman: John Hess 

Headquarters: Delta Kappa Epsilon 

Vance Bourjaily's article, "What Are 
They Trying To Tell Us?" appeared in the 
Dec. 15 issue of The Corpus Christi Taller- 
Times. According to Vance, "The 1960s 
may one day be remembered as the decade 
in which American students made a mili- 
tant demand for immediate and wholesale 
change in the political system." 

Irv Callman writes that after 15 years in 

Spain "The place is beginning to feel fa- 
miliar." He and Marty moved to Madrid 
from Seville in March. 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Eb Ellis, whose father, Reed H. 
Ellis "09, died on Dec. 18. 

Bert Mason, headmaster of the Abington 
Friends School, has been appointed to the 
corporation of Haverford College. He was 
recently given the Educational Award by 
the Salem Baptist Church of Jenkintown, 
Pa., for "helping to bring closer ties between 
the independent school of suburbia and the 
inner city public school; also, for instituting 
Negro History at Abington Friends School, 
and a 13th year program for students from 
the inner city before they go on to college." 

Alan Perry's daughter Liz is a freshman 
at Pine Manor Junior College in Wellesley, 

Dick Rhodes, associate professor of phy- 
sics at Florida Presbyterian College, is 
"moonlighting" with the University of Flor- 
ida. He wrote in November: "At the Uni- 
versity in the Communication Sciences Lab- 
oratory we have a Navy-supported project 
on speech communication between scuba 
divers, using the facilities of the Underwater 
Sound Reference Division of the Naval Re- 
search Laboratory at Leesburg, Fla., and 
the Mine Defense Laboratory at Panama 
City, Fla." 

Donald Ryan's daughter Pamela is one 
of 30 Colby students who studied in Paris 
for the month of January under the Plan 
of Independent Study. 


Ski buffs Dick Berry and his family made 
the Dec. 23 issue of The National Observer 
in a feature on family skiing. Dick, wife 
Jean, and daughters Thomasin, Liddy, and 
Angela waxed eloquent on the joys of the 
slopes. When they started out five years ago, 
they vowed to stop whenever one of them 
broke a leg. But now that they're hooked, 
it would take more than that to stop them, 
Dick said. 

Taylor Cole's ninth child and fourth 
daughter, Celeste Susanne, was born in Oc- 

Charles Estabrook is back in the United 
States after spending five years in Colom- 
bia. He will be stationed in Washington, 
D.C., with the Agency for International De- 
velopment for the next two or three years. 

Dr. Richard Hornberger has been elected 
vice president of the Maine Thoracic So- 

Edwin Lincoln is the eastern regional 
sales manager for the Ritz-Craft Corp. of 
Argos, Ind. He has one grandson, Mark Ed- ' 
win, "a hope for the Bowdoin class of '85." 

Dr. Walt Morgan has one son at Bowdoin 
(David '71) and another at the University 
of Vermont this year. 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Dave North, whose father, David 
D. North, died on Nov. 21. 

Morrill Shapiro wrote in January, "Just 
returned from an all too short stay in Mi- 
ami Beach where I attended a post-graduate 
surgical seminar sponsored by the Univer- 
sity of Miami School of Medicine." 

Hank Smith has been promoted to second 
vice president and counsel by the State Mu- 
tual Life Assurance Company of America. 
He is in charge of the office of the general 
counsel and is a member of the company's 


executive committee. 

Laurence Staples was recently elected a 
trustee of the York County Savings Bank in 


Morris A. Densmore 

933 Princeton Boulevard, S.E. 

Grand Rapids, Mich. 49506 

In November Perry Bascom was named 
president and chief executive officer of 
Westinghouse Broadcasting's Radio Adver- 
tising Representatives. 

Rene Boudreau is an editor for McGraw 
Hill Book Co., in New York City. The 
Boudreaus recently moved to Millburn, 

Bill Clenott is proud to spread the word 
that his son Matthew is a member of the 
Class of '72 and an A.R.U. Bill just hap- 
pens to be a charter member of that frater- 

Herb French was elected an assistant vice 
president of Kidder, Peabody & Co. in De- 

Dr. Bill Fry, whose book Sweet Madness 
is now in its second edition, is teaching the 
history and psychology of humor to young 
actors in the American College Theater 
training course in San Francisco. The group 
is undertaking a serious study of what 
makes people laugh and why. Bill also co- 
ordinates gelotology (the study of laughter 
from the production of the sound to the so- 
cial significance) studies at San Jose State, 
Stanford, and San Francisco State. And 
that takes a lot of smiling. 

Richard Lewis is in Rio De Janeiro or- 
ganizing a geochemical exploration service 
for the Brazilian government. His address: 

Roy Littlehale wrote in December: "I 
joined this firm (David L. Babson & Co. 
Inc., Boston) as a security analyst last Sep- 
tember after 21 years in commercial bank- 
ing. It's really an exciting business and I'm 
enjoying every minute of it. In addition, I 
plan to be married in January to Patricia 
Schiebel in Boston. She's from Garden City, 
Long Island. There'll be a distinct Bowdoin 
character to the wedding party, which will 
include my brother Doug '49, John Mac- 
Morran '46, Doug McNeally '46, and Doug 
Carmichael '44." Roy and Patricia were 
married on Jan. 18. Patricia is a graduate 
of Cedar Crest College. 

One of Charlie Robbins's mining com- 
panies, Fundy Exploration Ltd., is starting 
a drilling program to test a nickel-copper 
zone on property in Alexander, Me. The 
latest company added to the Robbins chain 
is El Coco Explorations Ltd. in Costa Rica. 

Dave Thorndike has been named a vice 
president and director of C. H. Sprague 
Leasing Corp. He is also vice president of 
Gardner and Preston Moss Inc. 

Roger N. Williams and his family are 
living in Paris, although he spends much of 
his time traveling in Africa and southern 
Europe. Their address is 3 1 Avenue Hoche, 
Le Vesinet 79, France. 


Kenneth M. Schubert 
5 Harvey Court 
Morristown, N. J. 07960 

Paintings by Robert Bliss were exhibited 
during October at the Brockton, Mass., 
Public Library. He teaches art at the South 
Shore Art Center in Cohasset. In January 
he had a one-man show at the Selected 
Artists Galleries in New York. 

The Rev. Fred Ferris wrote in October: 
"To offset the shock of my father's sudden 
death, I am planning a trip to India for Jan- 
uary 1970, having renewed an old friend- 
ship with Uday Shankar whom I have 
known since the 1930's. He was for years 
the world's most famous dancer and is the 
eldest brother of the world-famed Hindu 
sitarist who appeared several years ago at 
Bowdoin, Ravi Shankar. I will try to help 
Uday with a book he has been asked to 
write by Harper's. It is an exciting plan and 
I can hardly wait until January to go as I 
almost went in 1936 as the guest of Dr. 
Shyama Shankar, father of Uday and Ravi, 
who died prematurely in 1935. I have 
waited a long time for this trip!" 

Joe Holman has been elected to the 
Maine Republican State Committee. 

Robert Morrell was elected first vice 
president of the Bath-Brunswick Mental 
Health Association in January. 


C. Cabot Easton 
2 Tobey Lane 
Andover, Mass. 01810 

Woody Brown handled the role of Vinnie 
in the Deerfield Stockade Players' produc- 
tion of "The Odd Couple" Nov. 14-16. 
Woody is the president of Stockade Players 
and has appeared in several productions, in- 
cluding "The Rainmaker" and "The Cru- 

Sheldon Caras wrote an article for the 
Insurance News of Portland, Ore., in No- 
vember. The Second Vice President of New 
England Mutual Life Insurance commented 
on "New Dimensions of Company Service." 

Dr. Si Dorfman was recently appointed 
clinical instructor in psychiatry at the new- 
ly established Medical College of Ohio at 

Sven Hamrell, executive director of the 
Dag Hammarskjold Foundation in Upp- 
sala, Sweden, recently edited a volume on 
Refugee Problems in Africa. 

Frederic McMahon exchanged wedding 
vows with Elizabeth Anne Pflug in late No- 
vember. Elizabeth is with Woman's Day 
magazine and Fred is a securities analyst 
with Moody's Investors Service in New 
York City. 

Herb Moore wrote in October: "Holland 
Hall School, where I am Headmaster, starts 
a $10,000,000 campaign this year. Goals: 
endow salaries, scholarships, and build a 
new upper school campus on 160 acres." 

Dick Poulos, U.S. referee in bankruptcy, 
has been elected to the National Bank- 
ruptcy Conference. He is the first Maine 
lawyer to be elected to the private group. 
Dick lives in Cumberland Foreside. 


Ira Pitcher 

86 Nottingham Road 

Auburn 04210 

Lt. Col. Bill Augerson received the Silver 
Star, Legion of Merit, five Air Medals, Viet- 
namese Staff Medal, and "several bad 
frights," while in Vietnam. 

Chairman: Russell Douglas 
Headquarters: Psi Upsilon 

Ed Beem wrote recently: "After 19 years 
'on the beach' as a salesman, I've returned 
to sea and sail as a second mate for Acade- 

my Tankers Inc. Am planning on getting 
my chief mate's license in the near future." 

Leon Buker, who recently purchased a 
new house, continues to teach at St. Mary's 
College of Maryland in St. Mary's City. 

Bruce Cay recently became executive vice 
president of Adams, Harkness & Hill Inc. 
in Boston. 

Col. Frank Ceccarelli recently completed 
a medical lecture tour which included a dis- 
cussion of intersex at the Lahey Clinic in 
Boston. Frank is chief of the Urology Ser- 
vice at Tripler General Hospital in Hono- 

John Davin is now the supervisor of 
World Wide Travel for the New York 
branch of A.A.A. 

Don Davis has been named president of 
the Theodore Schwamb Co. of Arlington, 
Mass. He has also taken over total owner- 
ship of the architectural woodwork firm. 

Homer Fay is working on the electrical 
and optical properties of laser and electro- 
optic crystals at Union Carbide's new elec- 
tronics division laboratory in San Diego. 
Homei and his wife now have two children, 
one cat, and one sailboat. 

Richard Frye has moved from Iowa to 
Concord, N.H. He is now a research analyst 
with the New Hampshire Department of 
Employment Security. 

Dr. Bob Grover, professor at the Univer- 
sity of Oregon Medical School, has been 
elected associate dean of that school. On 
the day the election was made public, a 
group of graduates of Cornell University, 
where Bob earned his M.D., staged a parade 
outside the President's office at the U. of O. 
Medical School. They carried banners read- 
ing "Cornell Man Makes Good." 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Paul Hillson, whose father, David 
Hillson, died on Dec. 16. 

Ed Jackson is now executive director of 
Aroostook Health Services Development 
Inc. He was formerly assistant city editor 
of the Daily Kennebec Journal in Augusta. 

James Lappin was elected treasurer at 
Dynamics Research Corporation. 

William Maillet is in his eighth year of 
teaching at Choate School in Wallingford, 
Conn. He is finishing work on a master's in 
liberal studies at Wesleyan University. 

Dick Pliskin wrote in January: "Still ad 
and sales promotion director at Aldon Rug 
and teaching nights at PMC." 

Bill Wadman has left the communica- 
tions world to join the real estate business. 
After 19 years with radio and TV, Bill has 
decided to sell real estate for a Cape Eliza- 
beth brokerage and home building firm. 


Richard A. Morrell 
2 Breckan Road 
Brunswick 04011 


Chairman: Wolcott A. Hokanson Jr. 

Headquarters: 17 North Appleton 

Brooke Aker has been elected president 
of the Montgomery County (Pa.) Bar As- 

Pete Barnard was chairman of a panel 
discussion on deferred giving at the District 
I meeting of the American Alumni Council 
at New Haven, Conn., in January. 

Maj. Gordie Beem continues to work as 
a staff planning officer for the Air Force 
Surgeon General. He wrote in December: 
"We enjoy the D.C. area, but I do not really 
like the daily commuter's trip into the Dis- 


trict. If all goes according to plans, I'll re- 
tire and be back in New England before our 

Clement Brown has been elected presi- 
dent of the Merchants National Bank in 
Newburyport, Mass. 

Ainslee Drummond has joined D.C. 
Heath & Co. in Boston as managing editor 
for elementary and high school science and 
mathematics textbooks. 

Robert Filliettaz has been named assis- 
tant to the vice president and general man- 
ager of stamp operations for the Sperry and 
Hutchinson Co. 

Charles Freeman will represent the Col- 
lege at the April inauguration of President 
Eidson at Georgia Southern College. 

William Gaylord has been named a vice 
president of the Connecticut National Bank 
in Bridgeport. 

In his '"inaugural address," Mert Henry, 
newly elected Portland School Committee 
chairman, stressed the need for innovation 
in that city's educational system. He also 
called for stronger communications linking 
parents, municipal officers, school adminis- 
trators, teachers, and students. 

Gordon Hoyt has been named an assis- 
tant vice president of the Glens Falls 
(N.Y. ) Insurance Co. He has also been ap- 
pointed head of the firm's Marketing Ser- 
vices Division. 

John and Alice Lawless are adopting a 
five-month old boy. John is teaching fourth 
grade at Cottage Lake Elementary school. 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Allan McKinley, whose mother, 
Mrs. Florence Wells McKinley, died on 
Dec. 28. 

Hiram Nickerson has resigned from 
Medical Foundation Inc. in Boston after 
seven years of service, and is now assistant 
director of Northeast Ohio Regional Med- 
ical Program in Cleveland. His address un- 
til June is 10718 Dearing Ave., Cleveland, 
Ohio 44106. 

William Norton wrote in January to say 
he had returned in May from a one year 
sabbatical at Charing Cross Hospital Med- 
ical School in London and was now living 
in Westport, Conn. 

Donald Payne's new address is 32 SW 
42nd St., Gainesville, Fla. 32601. 

Chuck Penney's new address is 2123 
Companero Ave., Orlando, Fla. 32804. He 
is employed at John's Inc. in Apopka, an 
indoor foliage business. He will, however, 
spend his summers at Popham Beach. 

In January William Webster was named 
vice president and comptroller by Deposi- 
tors Trust Co. in Augusta. 

Maj. Norman Winter is chief of pro- 
grams division at Da Nang AB in Vietnam. 
His address is Drawer 16, 366 CEG, APO 
San Francisco 96337. 

Paul Zdanowicz in October addressed 450 
educators at the annual Leadership Confer- 
ence sponsored by the Ohio State Depart- 
ment of Education. The conference was 
held in Columbus. 


Louis J. Siroy 
1 Richmond Street 
Nashua, N. H. 03060 

The Rev. John Anderson is now serving 
the First Congregational Church of Fresno 
in California. 

Mark Anton will serve as special gifts 
chairman of the 1969 Essex County (N.J.) 
Heart Fund campaign. He is president and 
chief executive officer of Suburban Pro- 



HAZEN '52 

pane Gas Corp. in Millburn. 

Bill Arnold is the new president of the 
Maine County Commissioners Association. 
He has been a member of the Kennebec 
County board of commissioners since 1961. 
Bill is also state campaign chairman for the 
1969 Heart Fund Drive. 

Alan Baker has been elected vice presi- 
dent in charge of marketing at This Week 
magazine and is once again living in New 
York City. 

Owen Beenhouwer received his New 
York State license in architecture last April 
and has opened his own architectural of- 
fice. The Beenhouwers now have three chil- 
dren in school: David (8V^), Andrea (6), 
and Karin (3^). 

Tom Casey is vice president and trust 
officer of the First American Trust Co. in 
Santa Ana, Calif. 

The Rev. Lawrence Clark has been 
named to the diocesan council of the Epis- 
copal Diocese of Maine. 

Bill Clifford, who has been county at- 
torney for Androscoggin County for the 
past six years, was unopposed in his reelec- 
tion bid for 1969-70. Bill and Cynthia have 
two children: Paul (2Vi) and Constance 
(9 months). 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Dave Dickson, whose mother, 
Mrs. Ruth B. Dickson, died on Jan. 26. 

Bill Graham recently moved from Nor- 
well to Needham, Mass., and says he is en- 
joying the shorter commuting distance. He 
and the family are looking forward to see- 
ing more of their Boston area friends. 

Bob Johnston has been promoted to se- 
nior mortgage loan officer in the John Han- 
cock Mutual Life Insurance Co. of Boston. 
Bob, wife Eleanor and daughters Eleanor 
and Candace are living in Westwood, Mass. 

Charles Jortberg has been appointed 
marketing manager by the Viatron Comput- 
er Systems Corp. of Burlington, Mass. He 
is assigned to sales of the company's new 
micro-programmed on-line data processing 

Theodore Kaknes was elected president 
of the Southern Maine Optometric Asso- 
ciation in January. 

Leo King is now dean of students at 
Lowell Technological Institute in Lowell, 
Mass. He had been serving as acting dean 
of students since last summer. 

Bill and Eileen Knights recently moved 
to Glastonbury, Conn., but Bill is still prac- 
ticing pediatrics in East Hartford. 

In November Tom Little became Ohio 
University director of libraries. He had been 
associate director of library services at 
Hofstra University since 1965. 

State Senator Jon Lund was the guest 
speaker at a meeting of the Lincoln County 
Women's Republican Club in January. 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Don Moore, whose father, Donald 
J. Moore, died on Dec. 19. 

Bill Nightingale has been appointed vice 
president of corporate development at the 
Hanes Corp. of Winston-Salem, N.C. His 
address is 2000 Virginia Road, Winston- 
Salem, N.C. 27104. 

Ed Rogers is serving as an assistant coun- 
ty attorney in Portland. He was appointed 
in December by then County Attorney-elect 
Robert Coffin of Brunswick. 

Owen Stearns has been appointed direc- 
tor of education at the American Museum 
in Britain at Bath, Somerset. Any alumni 
are welcome to visit the museum when they 
are in Britain. 

Robert Toppan spent last year teaching 
skiing and tennis in the White Mountains. 
He is currently a sales representative and 
announcer at a radio station in that area. 


Adrian L. Asherman 
21 Cherry Hill Drive 
Watcrvillc 04901 

Claude Bonang, chairman of the science 
department at Brunswick High School, 
commented in a recent feature about him, 
which appeared in the Bath-Brunswick 
Times-Record, that if today's legislators 
had been given more facts about the in- 
terrelationship of living things we might not 
be in the midst of such an overwhelming 
pollution problem. Claude was elected to 
the Board of Directors of the Brunswick 
Area Chamber of Commerce United Fund 
in January. 

Theodore Brodie has been elected vice 
president of the Insulation-Distributor Con- 
tractors National Association. He has also 
been appointed chairman of the finance 
committee for the town of Duxbury 

Tom Damon and Felicia Riemer of New 
York and Fayston, Vt., exchanged wedding 
vows in December. Tom is general auditor 
for the Anaconda Wire & Cable Co. in New 
York City. Felicia is a graduate of Cornell 

Bill Hazen started the new year out as a 
general partner in J. & W. Seligman & Com- 
pany, one of the oldest member firms of the 
New York Stock Exchange. He joined the 
firm in 1964. 

Andy Lano wrote enthusiastically in Oc- 
tober: "I am proud to say that Andy II and 
Ol' Dad won the annual Maine Father-Son 
Tournament held this year at Boothbay Re- 
gion G.C. (Class A is age 5-11). Last year 
we were runners-up. Andy II will be seven 
in November. So far he likes all sports. We 
also have John Andrew coming at age one- 

Dr. Burt Nault of Concord was one of 
two Bowdoin representatives at the Nov. 23 
observance by the Pierce Brigade of the 
birthday of Franklin Pierce. Burt and Dr. 
Fred Waldron '39 presented the Brigade a 
painting of the Bowdoin campus as it ap- 
peared in 1824, a letter which Pierce wrote 
to Horatio Bridge at the request of Nathan- 
iel Hawthorne, and a letter from Acting 
President Daggett. 

Campbell Niven was elected first vice 
president of the New England Press Asso- 
ciation at the group's annual meeting in 
Boston in January. 

Dr. John Pappanikou, associate professor 
of education at the University of Connect- 
icut, spoke on "The Emotionally Disturbed 
Child" at the November meeting of the 
North Stonington Parent Teachers Associa- 

William Rogers was recently named con- 


troller of MID-CON Inc. of Columbus, 
Ohio. He is moving there with his wife and 
three children. 

John Sullivan has been appointed assis- 
tant district attorney for Plymouth County, 


Albert C. K. Chun-Hoon, M.D. 
1418 Alewa Drive 
Honolulu, Hawaii 96817 

Raymond Biggs is in his fifth year of 
practice in internal medicine at Magan Med" 
ical Clinic in Covina, Calif. 

Dr. Albert Chun-Hoon is practicing or- 
thopedic surgery in Honolulu. 

Richard Getchell is in his second year as 
principal of Westbrook High School, while 
his wife Joan is teaching at the Junior High. 
All five children are in school. 

Dr. Lee Guite and his wife welcomed 
their third daughter, Amy Elizabeth, on 
Sept. 26, 1968. 

John Henry is living in Scottsdale, Ariz., 
and is practicing law with the firm of Lewis, 
Roca, Beauchamp and Linton in Phoenix. 
He would be "happy to see any alumni 
passing thru the area." 

Jim Herrick is working for Ling-Temco- 
Vought in Dallas, Tex. As he says the 
Southwest is "really great." 

George Hyde has been promoted by the 
First National Bank of Portland from lend- 
ing officer to vice president. 

Ronald Lagueux, associate justice of the 
Rhode Island Superior Court, writes: "Any 
old Bowdoin friends who drop by the Provi- 
dence County Courthouse will get a guided 

Roger Levesque, Brunswick representa- 
tive of the Sears-Roebuck Foundation, an- 
nounced in November that Bowdoin had 
been awarded a $1,000 grant as part of the 
Foundation's continuing program of aid to 
privately-supported colleges and universi- 

Elbridge Rines, his wife and their five 
children (ranging in age from 2 to 13) are 
living in Rochester, N.H., and would like to 
see any Bowdoinites who might be in the 
area. He is still with G.E.'s Meter Depart- 
ment in Somersworth, N.H. 

Corby Wolfe continues to enjoy his job 
as vice president of sales for what he terms 
"the fastest-growing elevator company" in 
the industry: Haughton. In December he 
wrote: "Family is growing far too quickly 
and somehow Barb survives better than 
everyone. Warm place still remains for New 
England scene and Bowdoin friendships." 


Horace A. Hildreth Jr. 

Suite 507 

465 Congress Street 

Portland 04111 

Chairman: Leonard C. Mulligan 
Headquarters: 19 North Maine 

Richard Allen has been promoted to as- 
sistant general counsel for the Commercial 
Products Group of North American Rock- 
well Corp. He has been with the firm since 

Thomas Dwight has been promoted to 
vice president of First Trust Co. in St. Paul, 
Minn. He has been with the firm since 1962 
and has been a trust officer since 1963. 

Dr. Angie Eraklis presented a paper on 
acid-base monitoring during surgery at a 
section on surgery of the 37th annual meet- 



ing of the American Academy of Pediatrics 
in October. He is director of the surgical 
out-patient department of the Children's 
Medical Center in Boston. 

Maj. Russell Folta returned in January 
from his second tour of duty in Vietnam. 
He is attending the Armed Forces Staff Col- 
lege in Norfolk, Va. 

John Friedlander wrote in January that 
he is still headmaster at Northwood School 
in Lake Placid, N.Y. 

Cmdr. Joel Graham was still cruising the 
Tonkin Gulf and adjacent airspace when he 
wrote in January. He was looking forward 
to the possibility of shore duty this sum- 

Robert Grainger and Kathleen M. Harris 
were married in Dayton, Ohio, on Dec. 28. 
Robert is a physicist at Hughes Aircraft Co. 
in California. Kathleen is a graduate of the 
University of Dayton and has done gradu- 
ate work at Xavier University. They will 
live in Santa Monica. 

Timothy Greene was recently elected a 
credit officer for the First National Bank 
of Boston. 

Richard Harrison is now assistant to the 
vice president for finance and administra- 
tion at the White Motor Corporation in 

Maj. Don Hayward is attending the 
Army Command and General Staff College 
at Ft. Leavenworth, Kan. 

Bill Hill rejoined Batten, Barton, Durs- 
tine and Osborn Inc. in September as asso- 
ciate copy chief of their Burke Dowling 
Adams division in Atlanta, Ga., with major 
responsibility on Delta Air Lines. He re- 
ported that wife Molly and Randy (9), 
Wendy (6), and Kendall (2) are enjoying 
their new southern exposure. Their address 
is 4094 Club Drive, N.E., Atlanta, Ga. 

Charles Ladd is back at M.I.T. as asso- 
ciate professor of civil engineering. He has 
been working for the Maine State Highway 
Commission on the 1-295 extension through 
Portland. "The area has some very poor 
soil conditions that have proved most chal- 
lenging," Charlie commented. 

Mike McCabe wrote in December: "This 
wandering erstwhile flight surgeon has tak- 
en his now very dull axe back into the for- 
ests of Academe, and is somewhat more 
than halfway through a radiology residency 
at the University of California, Irvine, hav- 
ing acquired a wife and a dog along the 

Ted McKinney is an executive associate 
of Education & World Affairs in New York 
City. He is also a professor of political sci- 
ence at Sarah Lawrence College. 

John Malcolm and Nancy Brant of 
Rockwood, Pa., exchanged wedding vows in 
early November. John is on special assign- 
ment with the American Telephone and 
Telegraph Co. in Pennsylvania. 

Maj. Ros Moore returned in January 
from his second tour of duty in Vietnam. 

He expected to be assigned to Hunter AAF 
in Savannah, Ga. 

John Newman, president of the Maynard 
Training Center in Boston, served as chair- 
man of an October symposium on "The Ad- 
vantages of Working and Growing with a 
Small Business." The Center specializes in 
the training and development of industrial 
engineers and management personnel. 

Barry Nichols was one of four vice presi- 
dents elected by the First National Bank of 
Boston in December. He is a vice president 
of the commercial banking division. 

Charles Orcutt was elected to the board 
of trustees at the Assabet Savings Bank in 
Acton, Mass., late in December. 

Karl Pearson reports the arrival of a son, 
Charles Nathaniel Pearson, on Dec. 26. 

Walter Schwarz was recently elected 
president of the "Liederkranz 1872," a sing- 
ing group in his area. Along with his school 
board and church council activities, this 
keeps him quite busy. 

Dr. Jim Smith wrote in November: "Par- 
is seems a long way off. Wife Shirley and 
sons Gordon, Andrew, and Gary round out 
the picture. Feels natural to be back in 

The Rev. Gordon Stearns is teaching or- 
gan at the West Hartford School of Music. 
He has succeeded his father as Minister of 
Music at the First Church of Christ, Con- 
gregational, West Hartford. 

Bob Thurston has been appointed vice 
president-public relations by the Quaker 
Oats Company's Board of Directors in 
Chicago. He and his family are now living 
in Deerfield, 111. 

Dr. Roland Ware has joined the staff of 
the Department of Radiology at Maine 
Medical Center. He has been associated 
with the Hammersmith Hospital, London, 
England, where he served as a senior reg- 
istered radiologist. 

Robert Wilcox has been appointed vice 
president and trust officer at the Vermont 
National Bank in Brattleboro. 


Lloyd O. Bishop 
Wilmington College 
Wilmington, N. C. 


Neil Alter wrote in January and said he 
had been named manager of First National 
City Bank in Maracaibo, Venezuela. His 
address is c/o First National City Bank, 
Apt. 1107, Maracaibo, Venezuela. 

Richard Catalano, program officer for 
public broadcasting at the Ford Founda- 
tion, has been appointed vice president for 
administration at National Educational 

Dan Forman has been made a partner in 
the insurance firm of Shimberg & Gerber in 
Syracuse, N.Y. He has been in the insurance 
business since 1961. 

Thomas Hamill, who has been painting 
for the past 11 years, had his first one-man 
exhibit in North Truro, Mass., last August, 
according to a note from him in January. 

Clemens Heusch was married this past 
summer to Karin von Gilgenheimb. He 
spent the summer in Europe lecturing in 
Germany and Italy. 

Tom Kane is now with the International 
Division of the Bank of California in San 
Francisco. He and his wife returned from 
an assignment with the Chase Manhattan 
Bank in Bangkok, Thailand, in August. 

Douglas Morton has been appointed 
campaign chairman of the 1969 United 
Fund drive. 




345 Brookline Street 
Ncedham, Mass. 02192 

Bill Beeson in December was named ex- 
ecutive director of the Spartanburg (S.C.) 
County Arts Council. Bill is a Ford Foun- 
dation intern in arts management. 

Herb Caverly was elected in January to 
a three-year term on the vestry of Grace 
Episcopal Church in Bath. 

Ken Cooper won first prize in the 9th an- 
nual Men's National Cooking Champion- 
ship in Atlanta, Ga., in January. The win- 
ning dish was Deviled Chip Casserole, the 
mainstay of which is macaroni. 

Paul DuBrule is living in Nairobi, Ken- 
ya, and serving as sales manager for Ken- 
ya, Uganda, and Tanzania for Mobil Inter- 

Robert Glover has been named director 
of development research in the higher edu- 
cation division of the Regional Education 
Laboratory for the Carolinas and Virginia. 


John C. Finn 
6 Palmer Road 
Beverly, Mass. 01915 

Charles Abbott has been appointed a 
trustee of the Portland Symphony Orches- 
tra. He is a partner in the law firm of Skel- 
ton, Taintor & Abbott in Lewiston-Auburn. 

Jim Boudreau is now a trust officer for 
the Shawmut Bank of Norwood, Mass. He 
has been with Shawmut since 1965. 

Bill Cooke has left the New Haven Sav- 
ings Bank after nine years and now has his 
own property appraisal business. He is also 
associated with the First Federal Savings 
and Loan Association of Meriden, Conn. 

The Rev. Richard Dole and his wife have 
been assigned to Belem, a seaport town on 
the mouth of the Amazon River. They at- 
tended an orientation school for American 
missionaries in November. 

J. P. Dow has been selected by the Pitts- 
field Jaycees as their candidate for one of 
Maine's Three Outstanding Young Men 

Jack Grinold last fall was given an in- 
scribed gold watch for his seven years of 
outstanding service as secretary-treasurer of 
the New England Football Writers Associa- 
tion. Jack has directed Northeastern's 
Sports Information Department since 1962. 

Logan Hardie has accepted a position 
with the Walker Machine Co. in Cincinna- 
ti, Ohio. His wife, Ruth, after 11 years has 
received a degree from the University of 

John McGlennon was the speaker at the 
Wakefield (Mass.) Town Republican Com- 
mittee in January. John is a state represen- 
tative from Concord. He discussed the pros- 
pects for 1969 in the State Legislature. 

Paul McGoldrick was guest speaker at a 
January meeting of the Baltimore Life Un- 
derwriters Association in Baltimore, Md. 
He is the Littleton, N.H., representative for 
the State Mutual Life Assurance Company 
of America. 

Kirk Metzger has accepted a position as 
assistant professor of history at the Univer- 
sity of Western Ontario. His address is De- 
partment of History, University of Western 
Ontario, London, Ont., Canada. 

Payson Perkins wrote in January: "Have 
just relocated to our new office of Mobil 
Oil Corp. in Waltham from Boston. Judie 
and the kids (Sally, 5, Peggy, 4, and Ste- 

phen, 2) are now well situated in Boxford. 
Spent New Year's Eve with Bowdoinites 
and classmates Murdoch, Ham, Wishart and 
wives. Bruce and Buffy McDonald were 
here from Indiana for the occasion." 

Dean Ridlon was recently elected a vice 
president of the State Street Bank and Trust 
Co.'s Depositors' Service Division in Bos- 

John Simonds and Rose B. Muller mar- 
ried Nov. 16, 1968, in Maui, Hawaii. John 
is still covering part of the Washington, 
D.C., scene for the Gannett Newspapers. 

John Snow has been promoted to con- 
troller of Nashua Corp. of Nashua, N.H. 

In December Henry Thomas wrote: 
"Very busy and happy working in Portland, 
Me., a city which I feel has great potential 
for growth in most areas. W. H. Nichols 
Co., Portland division, is doing well after 
its first year of operations. Glad to hear the 
news of our new president, Roger Howell." 

Fred Thorne was promoted Nov. 1 to 
senior vice president of John P. Chase Inc. 
in Boston. 

Maj. Robert Wagg has been transferred 
to Fort Rucker, Ala. His address is 28 
Boyce Lane, Fort Rucker, Ala. 36360. 


John D. Whkaton 
Sutton Place 
.cwiston 04240 

Dr. and Mrs. John Anderson of South 
Harpswell became the parents of Eric Paul 
on Oct. 7. 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Robert Crossley, whose father, 
Robert H. Crossley, passed away in Sep- 
tember 1968. 

Peter Dionne served as a panelist at the 
fall meeting of the Association of Teachers 
of Mathematics in Maine held at the Uni- 
versity of Maine at Orono in December. He 
discussed the use of programmed materials 
and aptitude tests at Cony High School, 

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Dodge welcomed a 
son, Christopher Nathan, on Jan. 15. 

Stan Ellison is now a systems analyst with 
the Travelers Insurance Co. He also serves 
on the Board of Education in Hampton, 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Warren Gibson, whose father, Les- 
lie E. Gibson '21, died on Nov. 18. 

Phil Given and his wife have organized a 
private business in their own home. He 
writes that they both "love the indepen- 
dence" and find their business very differ- 
ent from school teaching. 

President Howell was one of four newly 
appointed college and university presidents 
to serve as panelists at a general session 
during the New England District Confer- 
ence of the American College Public Rela- 
tions Association at Boston in January. The 
college presidents discussed "New Presi- 
dents: The New Leadership." 

Ed Koch and his wife became the parents 
of their second child and first son, John 
Humbird, on Aug. 11. 

Larry Lewis and Lynn Judy Markscheffel 
were married in November. Lynn is a stew- 
ardess with Pan-American World Airways 
and Larry is advertising manager for Pace- 
maker, Aglas and Egg Harbor Boats in 
Greenwich, Conn. 

In November Whit Mitchell informed us 
that he and Tula Tolonen, a 1966 graduate 
of George Washington University, planned 
to be married in February. 

Dr. Marc Morin is a resident in neuro- 
logical surgery at the University of South- 
ern California Medical Center. 

Pete Relic wrote in January: "In August 
of 1968 we moved to Kyoto, Japan, and I 
assumed the duties of Principal of the Kyo- 
to International School. Mary Jo also 
teaches at the school. Becky, now a year 
and a half old, enjoys romping around our 
tatami-matted Japanese house." 

Alan Robinson reported in December 
that Helen, Andy (7), and Debby (4) were 
all fine. 

The Rev. Carl Russell of Millinocket has 
been named to a two-year term on the dioc- 
esan council of the Episcopal Diocese of 

Charles Sawyer has been elected assis- 
tant vice president of the Maine National 
Bank of Portland. 

Dr. Harmon Smith opened a dentistry 
practice in his hometown of Franklin, 
Mass., in February. He received his D.D.S. 
from the University of Tennessee. 

Jim Turner, assistant professor of phy- 
sics, has become the "adopted father" of 
Luz Estela Forero of Colombia. Through 
the Foster Parents Plan, he will provide 
for 11 -year old Luz's food, clothing, educa- 
tion, and health. 

William Vieser and Mary Susan Stolp of 
New York City were married in October. 
They are living at 155 E. 26th St., New 
York City. 

John Wheaton was elected president of 
the Maine Restaurant Association at the 
group's annual meeting in Lewiston. He is 
associated with Steckino's Restaurant. 

Frank Whittelsey has been promoted to 
assistant manager of Brown Brothers Har- 
riman & Co. in New York City. 

Dr. Alan Woodruff has established a pri- 
vate practice in internal medicine at Rock- 
land. The Woodruffs are now living at 9 
High St. in Camden. 


Brendan J. Tefxing, M.D. 
32 Opal Avenue 
Beverly, Mass. 01915 


Chairman: Eugene A. Waters 

Headquarters: Theta Delta Chi 

Richard Adams was one of five vice pres- 
idents recently elected by the New England 
Merchants National Bank in Boston. He is 
in charge of personnel and training. 

Maj. Harold Aldrich will return to Viet- 
nam in March for his second tour. He will 
be assigned as an advisor; his specific loca- 
tion was not yet certain in December. 

Peter Anastas has recently finished a book 
about Henry David Thoreau entitled A 
Concept of Place, and is presently working' 
on a novel. An article on the poet, Charles 
Olson, written by Peter, was published in 
the Newburyport (Mass.) News on Dec. 

Kem Appell and his wife welcomed a 
newborn son, Bruce Eric, on Nov. 11. 

Capt. Ray Babineau writes: "Charmaine, 
the three children and I are in our second 
year in the city of West Berlin where I am 
serving as the Army psychiatrist. It is an 
isolated but fascinating place, intensely po- 
litical, a pawn in East-West struggles." 

Rud Boucher returned from Vietnam in 
September and is now finishing his Army 
tour in Colorado (Fort Carson). He will 
return to Detroit next summer to start a 
residency in otolaryngology. 


Mr. and Mrs. Richard Fogg became the 
parents of a girl, Amanda Carolyn, on Nov. 
4. Amanda is the first girl born into the 
Fogg family in three generations. 

Dave Gill has been promoted by the 
Navy to lieutenant commander. He and Ju- 
lie, daughter Monica and son Benjamin are 
now stationed at Monterey, Calif. 

Maj. Stuart Goldberg is now assistant 
chief of the prosthetics department at Wal- 
ter Reed Army Medical Center. The Gold- 
bergs are living in Silver Spring, Md., and 
would like to hear from alumni in that area. 

Bob Hadley in October wrote of his trav- 
els: "This last summer I spent two-and-a- 
half months in Turkey visiting ancient ruins 
and archaeological sites, talking to the 
Turks (and improving my Turkish in so do- 
ing), sampling Turkish food and hospitali- 
ty. I heartily recommend it to anyone who 
is tired of the Western Europe syndrome." 

Maj. Theodore Hallee's new address is 
Qtrs. 126-C, West Point, N.Y. 10996. 

Rick Hurll is an investment counselor for 
American Institute Counsellors, a division 
of American Institute for Economic Re- 
search, in Great Barrington, Mass. Rick and 
Maggie are glad that Bowdoin might go co- 
ed, since they have three girls: Karen (8), 
Susie (7), and Joanie (3). 

Ottie McCullum has been elected a loan 
officer for the Maine National Bank. 

Dr. Bruce Nelson has resumed residency 
training in urology at UCLA. He and his 
family left Arizona, where he was a sur- 
geon with the Indian Service, in July. He 
termed their experiences on the Indian res- 
ervation "quite exciting and rewarding." 

Paul Rayment has joined IBM in the Bos- 
ton Commercial Branch as a sales represen- 
tative. He had been assistant headmaster of 
Mater Dei School in Bethesda, Md., for six 
years. Paul, Dolores, and the three children 
are living at 41 Oak St., Raynham, Mass. 

Gene Waters, public service chairman of 
the Southern Maine Association of Life Un- 
derwriters, accepted the Dublin Award on 
behalf of SMALU at the public service 
award dinner in November. The award was 
made in recognition of SMALU's "partici- 
pation in a pilot project to facilitate detec- 
tion of heart disease in local school chil- 

Chris White is teaching and doing re- 
search at the University of New Hampshire. 
He also coaches the school's table tennis 
squad. Chris wrote in October, "I see a good 
deal of Paul Estes who is doing some grad- 
uate work in math here." 

Maj. Dave Zolov is chief of allergy at 
the Air Force Hospital at Wright-Patterson 
AFB in Ohio. 


Rev. Richard H. Downes 
226 East 60th Street 
New York, N. Y. 10022 

Robert Baldwin and Pamela Keese Pen- 
glase of New York City were married in 
December. He is employed in the finance 
department of General Motors, Overseas 
Operations, New York City. Pamela is a 
student at the Michael Aviano Academy of 
Fine Art. 

Tony Belmont is out of the Navy and is 
a medical resident at the University of Ver- 
mont hospital in Burlington. 

Pierre Bonin is teaching American his- 
tory at the junior high school in Framing- 
ham, Mass. 

Willy Bowman received his MBA from 
the University of Hartford in June. His third 

child, first son, William F. Jr., was born in 
October. Willy spends his winter nights 
playing hockey on a team with four other 
Bowdoin men. 

Mr. and Mrs. Doug Crabtree welcomed 
their fourth child, first daughter, Laura 
Elizabeth, in October. Doug is an assistant 
professor of mathematics at Amherst, and 
has published a paper in the American 
Mathematical Monthly entitled "A Matrix 

George Downey, who received his Ph.D. 
last June, is teaching at Ohio State Univer- 
sity. The Downeys are living at 3744 Lima 
Dr., Westerville, Ohio 43081. 

Dr. Edward Dunn and Eleanor Jean Ha- 
panowicz exchanged wedding vows in Oc- 
tober. Now a lieutenant in the Navy sta- 
tioned at Camp Lejeune, N.C., Ed has been 
accepted as a resident in orthopedic surgery 
at Johns Hopkins University for July 1969. 
Eleanor formerly taught at the Rockland 
Junior High School in Massachusetts. 

David Fischer and his wife became the 
parents of a girl, Jamie, in May. David is 
working on his doctorate in educational ad- 
ministration at the University of Nebraska. 

Michael Frieze is a partner in Gordon 
Brothers, wholesale jewelers, in Newton 
Centre, Mass. 

Capt. Dennis Hodsdon is now stationed 
at the Defense Intelligence School in Wash- 
ington, D.C. His first child, James Douglas, 
arrived in September of 1967 while Dennis 
was stationed in Vietnam. 

Miles Keefe received a purple heart and 
was promoted to major in November. He is 
looking forward to continuing his education 
when he returns to the States in March. 

Bob Knowlton reviewed a book entitled 
Endocrine Coordination in Invertebrates by 
Gary F. Kelly. The review appeared in the 
November issue of Bio Science. 

Robert Lemieux is a pension trust repre- 
sentative in the Trust Department of the 
Connecticut Bank and Trust Co. in Hart- 
ford. Bob, his wife, and two daughters are 
living in Glastonbury, Conn. 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Dave Lovell, whose father, Hor- 
ace A. Lovell, died on Jan. 18. 

Chris Tintocalis and Rae Jean Smith of 
Memphis, Tenn., were married on Dec. 7. 
£hris has been elected to Who's Who in 
American Colleges and Universities 1968. 
He is a fourth year student at the California 
College of Podiatric Medicine, where he is 
president of the student body. 

John Trump has left AEG (German Gen- 
eral Electric) in Berlin, Germany, and is 
living in Winchester, Mass. He is planning 
to be married in April to Gisela Steinmann 
of Berlin. 

John Vette is a sales representative for 
Black & Decker Manufacturing Co. in Cen- 
tral America. He writes: "One does not 
find many Bowdoin men in this neck of the 
woods. Perhaps our next president will 
place a little more emphasis on foreign 

Maj. Worthing West wrote in November 
that he was due to return to Vietnam for 
another year in December. He added that 
June would live in Winston-Salem, N.C., 
while he is overseas. 


Coatings Department technical representa- 
tive in the Ohio sales area. The Ballards are 
living in the Cincinnati area. 

Dave Belka's new address is 4 Leicester 
Rd., Brighton, Mass. 02135. 

Larry Bickford has joined the Executive 
Compensation Service of the American 
Management Association as a supervisor of 
compensation research. 

Bill Chase and his wife welcomed their 
first child, William III, in July 1967. Bill is 
a civil engineer with Perini Construction 
Corp. of Framingham, Mass. 

Dr. Tom Chess and Carol Jean Starner 
exchanged wedding vows in November at 
the Wilshire Methodist Church of Los An- 

Ron Cole is a graduate assistant at In- 
diana University. 

Dave Corsini, assistant professor of psy- 
chology, is teaching a course in child psy- 
chology as part of the University of Geor- 
gia's Athens Evening Classes Program. 

Mickey Coughlin is president of Readak 
Educational Services Inc., a subsidiary of 
Readak Reading Courses, and has moved 
to New Orleans. His address is Readak 
Reading Courses, 4918 Canal St., New Or- 
leans, La. 70119. 

Bob Kaschub is assigned to the AF Hos- 
pital at Offutt AFB (Headquarters SAC). 

Herb Koenigsbauer, assistant professor of 
military science at Middlebury College, was 
promoted to major in late September. The 
leaves of his new rank were presented by 
Dr. James Armstrong, president of the col- 
lege, and Herb's wife Maria. 

A photo of Charlie Lanigan's smiling face 
appeared under a bold headline in the Nov. 
8 Boston Herald which read, "Girls, Meet 
Banker With $4 Million." Actually, Charlie 
doesn't have quite that much himself. But, 
as a loan officer for the New England Mer- 
chants National Bank, he can authorize 
loans of that amount. The article was one 
of a series of features on "Eligible Bach- 

Mayer Levitt and his family have settled 
permanently in Providence, R.I., where he 
has opened a practice in general dentistry. 
Mayer was discharged from the Army last 
March "after two pleasant years at Fort 

Capt. Bill Pattison has been assigned to 
the staff and faculty of the Army Infantry 
School at Fort Benning, Ga. He hopes to 
be able to spend at least two years with his 
family before returning to Vietnam. 

Stephen Silverman is a special assistant 
to the attorney general of Massachusetts. 
He is assigned to the Torts, Claims, and 
Collections Division. 

Roy and Sally Weymouth's first son, Da- 
vid, was born on Dec. 28. Roy is a pedia- 
trician at the naval hospital in Camp Le- 
jeune. His address is Box 194, USNH Post 
Office, Camp Lejeune, N.C. 28542. 


Lt. Ronald 
911 Cornell 

F. Famiglietti 

111. 60172 

Lawrence C. Bickford 
588 Park Avenue 
Yonkers, N. Y. 10703 

Dave Ballard has been appointed by 
Rohm and Haas Co. of Philadelphia as a 

Jack Adams is stationed at the Naval hos- 
pital at Camp Lejeune, N.C, according to 
a note from Ed Dunn '60 in January. 

Capt. Reginald Burleigh is stationed in 
Korea. His address is HHC 2nd Infantry 
Division, APO San Francisco 96224. 

Bill Cohen has been selected editor-in- 
chief of the Maine Trial Lawyers Associa- 
tion Bulletin and chairman of the Associa- 
tion's Continuing Legal Education Pro- 

2 ( * 

gram. He commented recently: "After writ- 
ing and lecturing about the legal remedies 
of Maine skiers, I decided to try my luck 
on the slopes and concluded, during a 
month of recuperation, that I had none." 
Bill was appointed assistant county attorney 
for Penobscot County in January. He and 
Diane are planning to build a home on the 
outskirts of Bangor. 

Paul Constantino wrote in January that 
he was expecting to return to duty at Camp 
Pendleton, Calif., after 13 months in Viet- 
nam. He is planning to study for the Cali- 
fornia Bar while there. He met Dr. Andy 
Iverson on a recent trip to Chu Lai, where 
Andy is a battalion surgeon with the 9th 
Engineer Battalion, 1st Marine Division. 

Ted Curtis has been promoted to Lt. 
(j.g.) and his ship, the USS Henry W. 
Tucker, has been awarded the Meritorious 
Unit commendation for action off Vietnam. 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Howard Dana, whose mother, 
Mrs. Ann Clifford Dana, died on Nov. 7. 

Jim Fleming hopes to receive his B.D. 
from Princeton Theological Seminary in 
June 1971. His address is 128A Northgate 
Apts., Cranbury, N.J. 08512. 

Bill Flint is a physicist with Tibbetts In- 
dustries of Camden, Me. His address is 10 
Pinewood St., Orono. 

Capt. John Goldkrand, M.D., is serving 
in the Army at Fort Riley, Kansas. His ad- 
dress is HHC 2nd Battalion, 34th Infantry, 
24th Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan. 

Jagdish Gundara and Margaret Carolyn 
Boake exchanged wedding vows in Septem- 
ber. They are now living at 24A Warriston 
Center, Edinburgh 3, Scotland, U. K. 

Fred Hill, staff correspondent for the 
Baltimore Sun, will return from an assign- 
ment in Rome, Italy, in January. 

Richard Horn and Carolyn Elizabeth 
Faul married in November. 

Capt. Pete Karofsky and wife Judy wel- 
comed their second daughter, Amy, on 
Sept. 6. They are living on Grissom Air 
Force Base in Indiana and Pete is one of 
two pediatricians who care for Air Force 
dependents. The family's future plans are 
to settle in Madison, Wis., where Pete will 
join a group practice when he has com- 
pleted his Air Force service. 

Capt. Charlie Leach and Mary Lou Wiles 
of Cumberland were married on Sept. 14. 
His brother Tony '60 was the best man. 

In October Capt. Pete McGuire, M.D., 
was awarded the Vietnamese Armed 
Forces Honor Medal near Long Binh, Viet- 
nam. The award was based on his service 
as commander of the 61st Medical Detach- 
ment. Pete also holds the Bronze Star Med- 
al. His wife Marcelle is living in Lawrence, 

Frank Mancini, who is teaching political 
science at Northeastern University, was re- 
married this past June to Janet Edwards. 
She is a graduate student in sociology at 
Brandeis and a research assistant at Har- 
vard's Graduate School of Education. 

Dr. Roger Pompeo was the guest speak- 
er at a January meeting of the Cohasset 
(Mass.) Rotary Club. He showed slides de- 
picting his role as a doctor in a South Viet- 
namese village during the year he was 

John Rex and Barbara Piskor of East 
Eden, N.Y., were married in August. They 
are both teaching this year. 

Hank Schumacher wrote energetically in 
November: "Once again the challenging de- 
veloping areas of the world have captured 
my imagination and I'm working in the 

northern Peruvian coastal desert near the 
ancient ruins of the Mochica Civilization. 
I'm the director of the English programs at 
the Peruvian Northamerican Cultural Cen- 
ter in Trujillo. Am on a one-year's leave 
from my doctoral studies in International 
and Development Education at the Univer- 
sity of Pittsburgh in order to learn Spanish 
fluently and lay the foundations for my doc- 
toral research related to the returns to na- 
tional development from graduate students 
having studied in the United States. All 
Bowdoin men are urged to drop into this 
ancient walled city on their next trip to the 
South Land and we can go 'huaco' hunting 
at Chan Chan." 

Dr. Tom Skaling has opened a dentistry 
practice on Maine St. in Brunswick. He and 
his wife are living at 25 College St. 

John Sweeney has been appointed invest- 
ment analyst in the mortgage and real es- 
tate department of New England Mutual 
Life Insurance Co. He, wife Rhetta, and 
daughters Sabrina and Alicia live in Hamil- 
ton, Mass. 

Peter Webster has become a member of 
the firm of Verrill, Dana, Philbrick, White- 
house & Putnam. 

John Wyman wrote in January and said 
he had recently won the Montego Bay Rac- 
quet Club doubles tournament in Jamaica. 


Charles Micolkau 
31 Chapel Street 
Augusta 04330 

Tony Antolini is teaching Russian and 
German at Cabrillo College (near Santa 
Cruz) and finishing his dissertation for a 
Ph.D. from Stanford. He is still tenor solo- 
ist with the Stanford Memorial Church 

Stephen Barndollar's new address is 321 
E. 89th St., Apt. B 1, New York, N.Y. 
10028. Stephen is a student at Columbia 
Law School. 

Walt Berry wrote in October: "My wife 
Linda and I have become real suburbanites. 
We have a new home complete with crab- 
grass in a development outside Nashville. 
On our recent trip to Maine we were un- 
able to get back to the campus but look for- 
ward to being there next year. Melinda, 
now two years old, wants to see the Bow- 
doin Pines." 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Arthur Burton, whose father, Ar- 
thur M. Burton Sr., died on Oct. 27. 

Bill Chapman wrote in November that 
his engagement to Bonnie Wallace of Ply- 
mouth Meeting, Pa., had been announced. 
The wedding has been set for March 15. 

Karl Galinsky received a grant from the 
American Council of Learned Societies and 
a year's leave from the University of Texas 
to write a new book. His wife, Marianne, 
graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta 
Kappa in June. 

Jon Gibney is on assignment to the State 
Department Foreign Language and Area 
Training Center in Yokohama, Japan. He 
expects to be posted to the U.S. Embassy 
in Tokyo or to one of the several American 
Consulates located elsewhere in Japan. 

John Goldthwait and his wife are looking 
forward to a January move to Nassau 
where he will head the trust operation of 
a new foreign subsidiary of the First Na- 
tional Bank of Boston known as Bank of 
Boston Trust Co., Bahamas Ltd. 

Phil Hurley and Jean Elizabeth Cooper 
exchanged wedding vows early in October. 

Phil is associated with the Hale and Ham- 
len Law Firm of Ellsworth and Jean is em- 
ployed at the Maine Coast Memorial Hos- 
pital. She is a graduate of Pacific Univer- 
sity and Westbrook Junior College. 

Joel Reck recently became associated 
with the law firm of Brown, Rudnick, 
Freed and Gesmer in Boston. 

Capt. John Russel was in Brunswick on 
leave from the Army during the holidays. 
He has since been assigned to the Brooke 
Army Medical Center at Fort Sam Hous- 
ton, Texas. 

Marsh Tellan is teaching French and 
English in the seventh and eighth grades at 
the Thornton W. Burgess Intermediate 
School in Hampden, Mass. He comments, 
"I like teaching very much, especially since 
my wife is teaching math to sixth graders 
at the same school." 

Aurele Violette is stationed with the GZ 
Section II Field Force, Vietnam, APO 

In October George Williams and Jean- 
ette Luke of North Conway, N.H., were 
married. He is employed with Price Water- 
house & Co. in Boston. 

Dr. Richard Winslow and his wife are 
presently serving as a doctor-nurse team on 
the Navaho Reservation in Tuba City, Ariz. 
He commented in November, "It offers 
quite an insight into a new and different 


Lt. David W. Fitts 
Quarters 2324-B Broadmoor 
Fort Lewis, Wash. 98433 


Chairman: David Treaciwell 
Headquarters: Sigma Nu 

Don Alexander wrote in November: "Did 
some volunteer work defending looters af- 
ter last April's riots; also worked in the 
Humphrey-Muskie campaign this fall. Am 
continuing to enjoy working for the Nation- 
al League of Cities. My current address is 
Apt. 615, 2001 Columbia Pike, Arlington, 
Va. 22204." 

Mead Bates, wife Rosemarie, and daugh- 
ters Kristi and Lora have moved to Stam- 
ford, Conn., where he is employed as a sys- 
tems analyst for the Pepsi-Cola Division of 

Walt Christie will begin a psychiatry resi- 
dency at the University of Michigan at Ann 
Arbor in July. 

Sarge Collier has moved from Marlbor- 
ough to Boston where he is associated with 
Linnell and Cox, real estate developers. 

First Lt. Sanford Crane received the 
Bronze Star Medal on November 29 near 
Long Binh, Vietnam. The award was made 
for heroism in action while engaged in 
ground operations. 

George Eliades and Mary Louise O'Con- 
nor were married in Lowell, Mass., in Oc- 
tober. He is on the faculty of Lowell High 
School. Mary Louise is a senior accountant 
for Whitestone and Zack CPA of Boston. 

Pete Fenton has been appointed librarian 
at Franklin Pierce College. He was former- 
ly library assistant special collections at 
Bowdoin and at Columbia. 

Capt. John Hill has returned to Vietnam 
with the American Division located near 
Chu Lai. His address until Nov. 15 will be: 
Capt. John Hill 05018613, Bravo Co., 1st 
Battalion, 20th Infantry, 11th Infantry Bri- 
gade (Light), APO San Francisco 96217. 
His wife Jean is teaching in Massachusetts. 


Lt. Bill Horton wrote in December: "Be- 
gan my two-year tour of duty by marking 
time for nine weeks attending Engineer Of- 
ficer basic course at Fort Belvoir, Va. Spent 
our time laying mines in the night, building 
bridges to be torn down, and learning to 
distinguish bulldozers from steam shovels. 
Currently assigned to Military Affairs Di- 
vision, Office of the Staff Judge Advocate, 
USATC & Fort Leonard Wood, Fort Leon- 
ard Wood, Mo. 64573. Short tour for Au- 
gust 1969. Looking forward to return to 
law practice." 

Capt. Wayne Hulbert is now stationed in 
Vietnam and can be contacted at the 513th 
Maint. Br., APO San Francisco 96308. 

Jeff Huntsman commented in November, 
"I'm still plugging away at that pernicious 
spiritual suicide, graduate school." 

Richard Jackson, who received his Ph.D. 
in chemistry from Indiana University, is do- 
ing post-doctoral work on X-ray crystallo- 
graphic studies in London. 

Chris Keefe celebrated two major events 
in November. On the 16th he was married 
to Linda Susan Simpson and on the 29th he 
separated from active duty in the Army. He 
plans to attend the Columbia University 
Graduate School of Business Administra- 
tion in February. 

Henry Lawrie and Audrey Masessa were 
married on Sept. 14. Bill Hughes and Roger 
Berle were ushers. The Lawries traveled to 
Aruba and Caracas on their wedding trip. 

Skip Lowe has received a National Insti- 
tute of Mental Health research grant to fi- 
nance the remainder of his doctoral train- 

Pete and Heather Magee and their 
daughters, Allison and Karen, are now liv- 
ing in Southfield, Mich. He is a financial 
analyst with the corporate staff of the Ford 
Motor Company in Detroit. Pete com- 
mented, "The hours are quite long — Heath- 
er can attest to this — however, the work is 
extremely interesting." His current respon- 
sibilities are with the Domestic Profit 
Analysis Department where he keeps track 
of the Lincoln-Mercury Division and the 
marketing and engineering costs for the 
North American Automotive Operations. 

Robin Muench is working on a doctorate 
in oceanography at the University of Wash- 
ington in Seattle. 

William Oliver is designing reading pro- 
grams for city school systems at Behavioral 
Research Laboratories in N.Y. He worked 
as an advance man for Senator Muskie dur- 
ing his recent campaign. 

Arthur Ostrander is working on his 
Ph.D. in music theory at Indiana Univer- 
sity. His wife Carrie is working on a mas- 
ter's in music. According to Arthur, "the 
snows of a New England winter would be 
a welcome sight after two winters in In- 

Fred Stoddard received his M.D. from 
Case Western Reserve University in June 
1968. He is currently an intern in Pediatrics 
at Yale-New Haven Hospital, and will be 
a resident in Psychiatry at Harvard in the 
Massachusetts Mental Health Center in 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Fred, whose father, F. Jackson 
Stoddard '35, died on Dec. 7. 

David Walker's new address is 370 Dur- 
ham St., Flat 4, Christchurch, New Zea- 

Gus Wheeler wrote in January: "Am now 
enrolled at Florida State University in the 
graduate clinical program — hoping for a 
Ph.D. in 1972." 


Lt. James C. Rosenfeld 
3d Squadron, 7th Cavalry 
APO New York, N. Y. 09036 

Ed Bailey was released from the Army in 
December of 1967 and worked for the In- 
ternal Revenue Service for about seven 
months. He is now at the University of 
Chicago doing graduate work in English. 

John Baxter wrote in January that he 
was in his first year of a two year MBA 
program at the Amos Tuck School of Busi- 
ness at Dartmouth College. 

Walter Carson is a senior at the Univer- 
sity of Virginia Medical School in Char- 
lottesville, Va. 

Capt. Ned d'Entremont, now stationed 
at Fort Dix, wrote in December that he 
planned to marry Lynne Stevens of Glen- 
side, Pa., on Feb. 8, 1969. He will leave the 
Army Feb. 2 and is currently job hunting. 

Dick Dixon has completed his fourth 
year at Duke Medical School. Having 
started his internship in January, he plans 
to specialize in internal medicine (possibly 
hematology). Dick and Nancy welcomed a 
son, Christopher Grayson, last May. 

John Doig is still in the Army and still 
stationed at Fort Eustis. He writes that his 
work requires extensive travel from Fort 
Eustis to San Francisco, New York, and 
Seattle, but John's not complaining. 

Brad Eames was recently awarded the 
Bronze Star for action at the Demilitarized 
Zone in Vietnam. He is now a civilian again 
and is a general insurance broker in Mar- 
ion, Mass. 

Stephen Farrar and Kathleen Clark were 
married in Scarsdale, N.Y., in December. 
Kathleen is a graduate of Georgetown Uni- 
versity and is on the staff of the Arlington 
County Department of Human Resources. 
Stephen is an economist with the Depart- 
ment of Commerce in Washington, D.C. 

Joe Gorman, having left Vietnam and the 
Army behind last April, is attending the 
Rutgers Business School. He reports that 
there are four other Bowdoin men in his 
class: three from the Class of '68 and Dick 

Lt. Barry Hawkins is a special project 
officer assigned to the Army Transportation 
Engineering Agency, Military Traffic Man- 
agement and Terminal Service at Fort Eus- 
tis, Va. 

Stephen Hecht's new address is 1553 
Beacon St., Waban, Mass. 02168. 

Sigurd Knudsen has assumed the newly 
created position of group work consultant 
with the Maine Department of Health and 
Welfare's Division of Family Services. Be- 
fore his transfer to Portland, he was respon- 
sible for organizing group activities for the 
agency in Lewiston. 

Paul Lapointe is in Infantry Officers' 
Candidate School at Fort Benning, Ga. He 
is slated to be commissioned on Jan. 25. 
Paul writes that classmate Asa Smith is in 
the same company and Bob Whelan '62 is 
at the school. Paul's ushers, when he mar- 
ried Susan Galves in July, were Psi U's Phil 
Mclntire, Tim Robinson, and Walt Trzcien- 

Jim Lister and Susan Munro of Washing- 
ton, D.C, were married Dec. 8 in Stone- 
ham, Mass. Susan is a graduate of Smith 
College and is an analyst with the Depart- 
ment of Defense. Jim is an economist with 
the Treasury Department. Their address is 
Van Ness-East No. 1119, 2939 Van Ness 
St. N.W., Washington, D.C. 

Steven Munger is assistant director of 

admissions at Bard College. His address: 
Admissions Office, Bard College, Annan- 
dale-on-Hudson, N.Y. 12504. 

Adam Ross received his long-awaited dis- 
charge from the Army in late August and 
is now attending the Graduate School of 
Business Administration at B. U. 

Roger Saillant and his wife welcomed a 
new daughter, Martha Anne, on Nov. 2. 
Roger receives his Ph.D. in inorganic chem- 
istry in January and in February begins a 
postdoctoral appointment at UCLA. 

Berle Schiller is now associated with the 
firm of Blank, Rome, Klaus & Comisky in 

Mickey Shatney was accepted for a two- 
month program in cardiovascular diseases 
at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., 
during October and November. He is a stu- 
dent at Tufts School of Medicine. 

Hubert Shaw received the Bronze Star 
Medal December 9 near Di An, Vietnam, 
for heroism in action while engaged in 
ground operations against a hostile force. 

Bill Springer and Carolyn Ann Springer 
of Herkimer, N.Y., exchanged wedding 
vows in September. They are living at 353 
E. 83rd St., New York City. 

Rete and Claire Stearns became the par- 
ents of Timothy Aretas on Oct. 19. Their 
daughter Kendra is now two years old. 


Daniel W. Tolpin 

374 Chestnut Hill Avenue 

Brookline, Mass. 02146 

Bill Allen has been elected assistant trust 
investment officer of the Maine National 
Bank in Portland. 

Douglas Bates will be assigned as com- 
manding officer of the Coast Guard Loran 
Station on Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall 
Islands on April 1. He wrote that he would 
be spending the month of March skiing in 
Colorado and Utah. 

Richard Beaupre's first son, Scott Ro- 
land, was born on Dec. 10. 

John Coggins has completed basic train- 
ing and is doing medical research at Letter- 
man Army Hospital in San Francisco. 

Davis Downing will be leaving the Army 
in June or July of this year, and expects 
to be teaching in Maine in the fall. He is 
presently a battery commander in a target 
acquisition battalion at Fort Sill. 

S/Sgt. Dave Fortier has been awarded 
the Silver PRIDE (Professional Results in 
Daily Efforts) Certificate at L. G. Hanscom 
Field, Mass. He is a weather observer with 
the Air Weather Service and has completed 
a tour of duty in Vietnam. 

Roger Hinchliffe is working with a new 
business school in Medellin, Colombia, 
South America, in the department of mar- 
keting research. The school is part of a new 
Peace Corps small business assistance pro- 
gram in the major cities of Colombia. Roger 
entered the program with 40 other M.B.A.'s 
directly after receiving his own M.B.A. 
from Cornell in June. 

Lt. Cyrus Hoover is looking forward to 
June, when he will no longer be in the 
Army. He is stationed at Fort Sill, Okla. 
Among the Bowdoinites there are Pete 
Johnson, Dave Leaver, Dave Downey, Dan 
Ralston, and Pete Elliott '65. 

Dick Leger wrote in January: "On Sept. 
30, last, my wife Pam delivered our first — 
Christian Leger, Bowdoin class of '89. His 
mother thought I was rushing things a bit 
when he got his first pair of goalie skates 
for Christmas. Will leave Fort Knox in 


February and resume work at the First Na- 
tional Bank of Boston." 

Jeffrey Lemkin and Donna Lynn Kelley 
were married Dec. 23 in Fairfield, Conn. 
Donna is an alumna of Wheaton College 
and Jeffrey is a second year student at Bos- 
ton University Law School. He is also an 
editor of the Law Review. 

Ed Leydon is already looking forward to 
graduation from Duke Law School in June. 

Wendell Mick is an ensign assigned to 
the Navy Area Audit Office in Pearl Har- 
bor, Hawaii. He will be there for three 

In October Lt. William Minnis ex- 
changed wedding vows with Diane Helen 
Derby of Concord, Mass. Bill recently re- 
turned from a year's tour of duty in Hoi 
An, Vietnam. He and Diane are living in 
Baltimore, Md. 

Scott Mitchell is spending the winter 
quarter of his junior year of medical studies 
in Denver, Colo. 

Carl Peterson in October became Worces- 
ter Polytechnic Institute's second varsity 
swimming coach in 40 years. He replaced 
Frank W. Grant, 67, who retired after 39 

Frank Rocque, home office representative 
in Aetna Life & Casualty's Portland Group 
Division office, presented Acting President 
Daggett with a $1,000 grant under Aetna's 
matching and incentive grant program of 
aid to higher education. 

Jordan Shubert wrote in October of his 
medical activities: "Am actively sacrificing 
my all for medicine and the likes of Tufts 
Med. Am working with Dan 'The Pin' Tol- 
pin at the Boston V.A. Hospital and chance 
to see 'East Ed' Fitzgerald quite often in the 
white halls." 

Jon Taylor wrote in October: "I have 
just been discharged from the Army as a 
1st Lt. after two years on active duty, one 
of which was with the Field Artillery in 
the Central Highlands of Vietnam. Hope to 
start an M.B.A. program in January." 

Richard Van Varick is traveling for 
Thomas Y. Crowell Co. His territory ex- 
tends from Vancouver, B.C., to Monterey, 
Calif., to Salt Lake City, Utah. 

Jim Willey received his M.A. in French 
from Middlebury College recently. 

John Wilson is completing his third year 
at Yale Divinity School and expects to re- 
ceive a B.D. in June. 


Daniel E. Boxer 
600 Warren Road 
Apt. 7-3D 
Ithaca, N. Y. 14850 

With tongue in cheek, Wayne Abbott 
wrote in December: "I'm going to the dogs. 
Another year — another dog. Added a sec- 
ond springer spaniel to our collection. Jan 
and I are busy as ever getting me through 
med school." 

Richard Allen wrote in January that he 
would receive an M.S. in geophysics from 
Boston College in February. He planned to 
enter the Army on March 1. 

Dana Blanchard is at Fort Myer, Va., 
where he hopes to spend the few remaining 
months before his discharge from the 

First Lt. Ted Bush is the command his- 
torian for COMF Headquarters, Logistics 
HQ of the Army in Europe. He writes that 
he has seen Doug Hotchkiss '66 in Heidel- 
berg on several occasions and he spent 
Christmas with Jean-Marc Roget, Teaching 
Fellow-French '67, in Grenoble. He has al- 

so visited Pete Stich and Uwe Eckenbach 
in Mainz. With all those Bowdoin men on 
the scene, Ted says he will hate to leave 
Germany in September. 

Classmates who want to contact Bruce 
Bushey during his two-year stint in the 
Peace Corps can reach him at Coroico, Nor 
Yungas, Bolivia. 

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Caliri welcomed 
their first child, Matthew Peter, on Oct. 4. 
Dick is a systems analyst at John Hancock 
in Boston. 

Arlan Fuller and Alice Marie Cronin 
were married in Cambridge, Mass., in Jan- 
uary. Alice is a graduate of Forsyth School 
for Dental Hygienists. Arlan is attending 
Harvard Medical School. The Fullers are 
living in Everett, Mass. 

Mark Harmon is a second-year student 
at the B. C. Law School. 

Fred Haynes is back from Korea and is 
stationed at Fort Knox, Ky., according to 
James Cogswell '68. 

Roy Hibyan and Karen Gorham of Mor- 
ris, 111., were married in November. John 
French '66 and Richard Seagrave '67 were 
among the ushers and Mrs. Seagrave was 
Karen's matron of honor. Roy is a market- 
ing representative for IBM in Portland. 

Jim Hughes is on The Law Review at 
Cornell Law School and plans to spend the 
summer working for a law firm on Wall 

Kevin Kelaher has been accepted at Tufts 
Dental College. Beginning in June, his ad- 
dress will be 180 Holyoke St., Lynn, Mass. 

In December Bert Kendall wrote: "Pres- 
ently I'm completing a ten-month intern- 
ship with the U.S. Agency for International 
Development in Dacca, East Pakistan. I 
plan to return to the States by Christmas 
and complete the Master of International 
Public Administration Program at the Max- 
well School in June." 

Bob McKeagney is at the University of 
North Carolina School of Social Work. He 
and wife Jaki and young son Robby are 
living in Chapel Hill. 

Dave Macomber is teaching French and 
coaching hockey at Suffield Academy in 
Suffield, Conn. Dave received his master's 
degree in French from the University of 
Massachusetts in September. 

Jim Mathers is a graduate student at the 
Columbia Medical School. 

First Lt. Pete Merry in December was in 
the midst of final training at Quantico, Va. 
before being sent to Vietnam for 13 months 
as an infantry platoon commander. Pete 
wrote that Bob Doran is in the Marines 
O.C.S. at Quantico, and Bob Pfeiffer is a 
Marine officer in Vietnam. 

Steve Moskell wrote in December: 
"Uncle Sam finally got me and I am now 
in the Army attending the Engineer Officer 
Candidate School at Fort Belvoir, Va., and 
am doing well. On January 311 expect to 
receive a commission in military intelli- 

Akotoh Ndang is in West Cameroon 
doing research on "The Roles of the Poli- 
tician and the Economist in Economic De- 
velopment." He can be contacted at the 
Prime Minister's Office, c/o Mr. John N. 
Mofor, Buea, West Cameroon, West Af- 

Ed Partridge is a flight officer in the Navy 
Air Corps. His address is Edward S. Part- 
ridge, Ensign, VR-21, F.P.O. San Francis- 
co, Calif. 96611. 

Peter Quigley is writing field editorials 
for Addison-Wesley Publishers. He is liv- 
ing in Northampton, Mass. 

Steve Rand, who is at the University of 
Chicago Medical School, spent the summer 
working for the Student Health Organiza- 
tion in a Southside Chicago ghetto. He 
comments, "I also acted as a 'medic' dur- 
ing the grisly siege of Chicago and recom- 
mend tear gas for all non-activists wishing 
to know the truth." 

Lt. Ed Russell wrote in October: "Much 
to my surprise, I was assigned to the Office 
of the Chief of Staff for Intelligence upon 
the completion of my training. My address 
is 1529 Wisconsin Ave., N.W., Washington, 
D.C. 20007." 

Jon St. Mary is a chemist with the 
Nashua Corporation of Nashua, N.H., and 
is studying evenings for advanced degrees 
in chemistry. In November, he wrote that 
he planned to marry in the spring. 

Richard Seagrave is assigned to a Coast 
Guard weather cutter out of Boston. 

Jon Shoukimas in October had managed 
to get a stay of his draft induction and was 
hoping to have enough time to complete his 
master's degree in biology at Boston Col- 

According to Dan Boxer, Drew Spalding 
is studying law at B.U. His address is Apt. 
9, 25 Peterborough St., Boston, Mass., and 
Bob Dakin says that "anyone in the L.A. 
area is welcome to stay" with him at 600 
North Harbor, No. 44, La Habra, Calif. 

Harvey Wheeler is teaching biology at 
Falmouth High School. 

Bill Wieners and Linda Ann Cox of 
Camden were married in September. He is 
associated with Arthur Anderson & Co. in 
Boston. Bill and Linda are living in Wo- 
burn, Mass. 

David Wilkinson received a B.F.A. from 
Ohio University in December. He was 
awarded a teaching assistantship in photog- 
raphy and will be conducting a workshop 
in that field next summer. Dave and his 
family were in the Brunswick area during 
the holidays. 

First Lt. Jeff Withe is serving in the 
Army intelligence in Vietnam. His address 
is: 1st Lt. Jeffrey C. Withe 05246243, Ad- 
visory Team #45, A.P.O. San Francisco 
96321. He will return to the U.S. in May 


Roger W. Raffetto 
8 Sleepy Hollow Road 
Red Bank, N. J. 07701 

Harry Baldwin wrote in November: "I 
look forward to April, my discharge from 
the Army, and springtime in New Eng- 

Tom Beaman and Ann Cunningham of 
Poughkeepsie, N.Y., were married in Au- 
gust and are now living in East Harlem as 
part of a program sponsored by Union 
Seminary. Their address is c/o EHPP, 2050 
2nd Ave., New York, N.Y. 10029. 

Robert Buchanan wrote in December: "I 
was drafted in October and completed Bas- 
ic Training at Fort Jackson, S.C. I am 
presently training to be a military police- 
man at Fort Gordon, Ga. 

When he wrote in January, Lt. James 
Cogswell was stationed at Fort Knox, Ky. 
Among the Bowdoin men stationed there 
were Tony Buxton and Chet Freeman. 

Brent Corson wrote in December: "I am 
now serving in the capacity of supply of- 
ficer, mess officer, motor officer, and as a 
platoon leader for A Company, 58th Signal 
Battalion." His address is Lt. Brent A. Cor- 


son 05267736, A Company, 58th Signal 
Battalion, Fort Lewis, Wash. 98433. 

Fal de Saint Phalle is attending the Co- 
lumbia Graduate School of Business. He is 
a member of the International Business As- 

Charles Gianaris and Joan Susan Mor- 
reall were married on Dec. 28 in Summit, 
N.J. Joan is a graduate of Jackson College 
for Women, Tufts University. Charles is a 
student at Johns Hopkins University School 
of Medicine. 

Peter Hayes wrote in January: "I've been 
in residence at Oxford since October. 
Haven't seen the sun yet. Spent the holidays 
in France and Germany with relatives and 
ran into Jay Jellison who is studying phy- 
sics at Karlsruhe in Germany. Oxford is 
fascinating and a great challenge despite its 
medieval character and the incessant rain." 

Charles Head will use his O'Brien Grad- 
uate Scholarship to travel to London on a 
theater tour in March. He is teaching 7-9th 
grade English at The King School in Stam- 
ford. In his spare time, he coaches Junior 
Dramatics and the Third Team Soccer. 

Offensive tackle Charlie Hews has com- 
pleted his collegiate football career with 
the University of Maine Black Bears. He is 
looking forward to a professional career 
and has been contacted by several clubs. 

Paul Karlsson exchanged wedding vows 
with Patricia Jane Babcock in November. 
Pat completed her studies at the University 
of Maine in January and Paul is teaching 
English at Lewiston High School. 

John Keating has authored, in the Ar- 
kansas Democrat, a series of articles on his 
European tour which began after his grad- 
uation from Bowdoin. According to the 
Democrat, he plans to join the Vista pro- 
gram on his return from Europe. 

Robert Lakin wrote in January that he 
would receive his commission as an officer 
in the Navy in March. He will then spend 
six months in Georgia at Supply Corps 

Nick McConnell and Nancy Haines Fi- 
field of Weston, Mass., were married in De- 
cember. Pete Holmes '68 served as best 
man and John Mogabgab '68 was among 

the ushers. Nick is attending Buffalo Law 
School and Nancy is at Columbia Teachers 

John Mogabgab wrote in October: "I am 
now studying for a B.D. at Union Theolog- 
ical Seminary. Have heard from Bob Jones 
and Charlie Gianaris. Bob is married and 
looks forward to fatherhood in March. 
Charlie plans to marry in December. My 
address is 600 West 122nd St., New York 
City 10027. This fact means free lodging 
for any Bowdoin men passing through the 

Kent Mohnkern is a graduate student at 
the Cornell Business School. His address is 
129 Eddy St., Ithaca, N.Y. 14850. 

Howard Munday and Karen A. Kline 
were married on Dec. 27. Karen is a West- 
brook graduate. Howard is completing an 
organizational maintenance course at Fort 
Knox, Ky., before leaving for 18 months in 
Germany, accompanied by Karen. 

Donald Murinson is attending the Uni- 
versity of Vermont medical school. 

George Nicholis is a freshman at the 
Chicago Medical School and University of 
Health Sciences. 

Bob Parker is one of 45 teacher-scholars 
in the Internship Master of Arts in Teach- 
ing Program at Emory University in Atlan- 
ta, Ga. He will spend one semester in a 
full-time teaching internship. 

Stephen Pulsifer wrote in January: "In 
addition to graduate school, I am working 
in Mayor John Lindsay's Washington of- 
fice. I see a good deal of Cooper Yaw who 
is a first-year student at Georgetown Law 
and is living in Alexandria." 

Dan Quincy and Donna Dionne of 
Brunswick exchanged wedding vows in late 

Ralph Quinn, who graduated recently 
from a VISTA training program in Atlan- 
ta, Ga., is working with the Sencland Com- 
munity Action Inc. of Whiteville, N.C. Vol- 
unteer activities include agricultural and 
consumer education, community councils, 
and family planning. 

Roger Raffetto was serving in the Army 
Infantry at Fort Jackson, S.C., when his 
mother wrote in January. 

Notes from a Peace Corps Volunteer 

The Otis elevator in the American em- 
bassy brings back memories too. They 
are neither pleasant nor painful, just 
rather insignificant. With Strawberry 
Fields on the radio flashes by a drunk- 
en scene at some party at "the house." 
And on and on continue the nostalgic 
wanderings of the mind. Yet above all 
the bric-a-brac of the memory stands 
out the natural environment surround- 
ing Bowdoin. My mind roams most eas- 
ily and frequently to the woods and 
coast of Maine. I am not a native of 
New England but it is the beauty of 
New England I remember. It is the hikes 
in fall woods, the cross-country skiing 
on the ice at Mere Point, the views from 
Sugarloaf and Mt. Washington, and of 
course the hours spent at the coast ab- 
sorbing the rhythm of the sea; it is this 
which I remember the clearest. 

It always grieved me to see how the 
vast majority of students never left the 

campus except to visit The Brook or 
Boston and how only a few took ad- 
vantage of Bowdoin's 'disadvantageous" 
position in the wilderness of Maine. As 
with the elevators, the traffic jams and 
city smells are the same in San Salvador 
as in Boston. However, the memories 
gained from acquainting myself with the 
nature of New England through my 
peregrinations in and around Brunswick 
are different. More than nostalgic yearn- 
ings, I gained without realizing it an 
ability to appreciate my surroundings, so 
that when I leave here I may better un- 
derstand where I've been. Too few stu- 
dents leave Bowdoin with a true under- 
standing of the locality where they have 
spent four years of their lives. To repeat 
Thoreau's quotation from a Penobscot 
Indian: "Two or three miles up the river 
one beautiful country." 

John Scholefield '67 
El Salvador 

Paul Ross is enjoying Chicago. He says 
that he has "not yet experienced crime in 
the streets or been molested by 'Daley's 
Finest.' " He worked as a G.O.P. precinct 
captain and poll watcher in a "swing" ward 
in Chicago in November. During the sum- 
mer he taught 7th and 8th grade remedial 
English in the Smith-Northampton Summer 

Thomas Rounds wrote in January: "I am 
finding M.I.T. very challenging. Unfortun- 
ately, I will not be finding it challenging 
next term as I have been drafted. This 
seems to be the common fate of Bowdoin 
graduates Jiving in our apartment building. 
Rick Allen and Drew Spalding '67 have al- 
so received their induction notices. The 
building must be jinxed." 

Ellsworth Rundlett is associated with the 
Canal Bank of Portland. 

Doug Windeler is attending San Francis- 
co State Graduate College where he is an 
industrial psychology major. 


'kQ Harold Brown's excavations in the 
\j£ Phippsburg area were the subject 
of an article published in the Times-Record. 
The excavation predates 1676, and as soon 
as Harold obtains enough information, the 
Bath Marine Museum, of which he is cura- 
tor, plans to build a diorama showing the 
layout of this early shipbuilding settlement. 
Howard Hickey received his Ph.D. in 
education from Michigan State University 
in December. 


Linda Eshleman was elected secre- 
tary-treasurer of the Bowdoin Club 
of Southern Florida in December. 


Basketball Coach Ray Bicknell is serving 
on UPFs College Division Coaches Rating 
Board for the 1968-69 season. 

Jerry Wayne Brown, dean of students, 
has written a book, The Rise of Biblical 
Criticism, which Wesleyan University Press 
will publish this spring. In January Dean 
Brown served as chairman of a general ses- 
sion during the New England District Con- 
ference of the American College Public Re- 
lations Association at Boston. The session 
had as its subject "The New Faculty: A 
New Role?" 

Professor Thomas Cornell in November 
was commissioned by the Maine Commis- 
sion on the Arts and Humanities to do the 
1968 Maine State Awards sculpture. The 
sculptures are awarded to institutions, or- 
ganizations, or individuals who have made 
significant contributions in the field of the 
arts and humanities. 

Herbert R. Coursen Jr., assistant profes- 
sor of English, wrote an article for the 
October issue of Studies in Philology. The 
article was entitled "The Unity of The 
Spanish Tragedy." 

Mrs. Doris Davis, director of the Upward 
Bound program, is a director of the School 
for Parents and Children in Brunswick. 

Professor John Donovan's The Politics of 
Poverty was selected as a November book- 
of-the-month by the Library of Urban Af- 


fairs Book Club. 

Professor Edward J. Geary, chairman of 
the Department of Romance Languages, 
has been named acting dean of the College 
for the spring semester. 

Dean LeRoy Greason wrote from Eng- 
land in December that he and Pete Hayes 
'68 accidentally met the Richard Chittims 
in Leicester Square and the foursome had 
a small Bowdoin reunion over lunch. Dean 
Greason commented, "For Bowdoin people 
London is apparently a very small town." 
In a P.S. he added, "Ranger [his dog] is in 
three pictures in the last Williams Alumni 
Review — and with prospective coeds, too. 
Bowdoin was never that good to him!" 

Professor Reginald Hannaford is on the 
faculty of Tel Aviv University during a 
leave of absence from his English post at 

Helen B. Johnson, registrar, has been 
elected a trustee of Regional Memorial 
Hospital in Brunswick. 

Professor Gerald Kamber, associate pro- 
fessor of romance languages, will teach in- 
termediate French at the Harvard Summer 
School in 1969. In February he delivered 
three lectures at the Johns Hopkins Univer- 
sity: "Education, the New Affluence, and 
the Underground Novel," "Action and Re- 
action in the French Novel," and "Negative 
Metaphor in A la Recherche du Temps 

Director of News Services Joseph D. Ka- 
min has been elected treasurer of the New 
England District of the American College 
Public Relations Association. He was also 
elected second vice president and reelected 
to the Executive Committee of the New 
England College Sports Information Direc- 
tors Association. 

Eaton Leith, professor of romance lan- 
guages, was given a vote of appreciation at 
the annual corporators' meeting of the 
Brunswick Area Chamber of Commerce 
United Fund. Professor Leith retired from 
the Board of Directors in January. 

Professor Daniel Levine has been ap- 
pointed chairman of the Department of 
History by President Howell. He joined the 
faculty as an assistant professor in 1963 af- 
ter serving three years on the faculty of 
Earlham College in Richmond, Ind. 

Professor of Chemistry Dana Mayo is a 
director of the School for Parents and Chil- 
dren, a nongraded pilot school which uti- 
lizes many new methods of education. 

Mrs. Evelyn M. Miller, the widow of the 
late Robert B. Miller, Coach of Swimming 
for many years, died on Jan. 18. 

Professor James M. Moulton of the Biol- 
ogy Department was elected a director of 
the Bath-Brunswick Mental Health Asso- 
ciation in January. 

Capt. Michael B. Osterhoudt of the De- 
partment of Military Science was promoted 
to major in late November. 

C. Warren Ring was elected to the Board 
of Directors of the Brunswick Area Cham- 
ber of Commerce United Fund in January. 

Professor Elliott Schwartz of the Music 
Department traveled to Milwaukee in No- 
vember to participate in the videotaping of 
an N.E.T. program featuring a performance 
of one of his compositions. The Milwaukee 
Contemporary Chamber Ensemble worked 
with Prof. Schwartz on his 10-minute work 
"Concert Piece for Ten Players." The TV 
program's purpose is to illustrate how mu- 
sicians, working with a conductor and com- 
poser, achieve a successful performance. 

Allan J. Silberger has received a grant of 
$8,400 from the National Science Founda- 

tion to continue his research on spherical 
functions over p-adic fields. 

In Memory 

George P. Nash M'Ol 

Dr. George Page Nash, a dentist in Lewiston 
for many years, died on Oct. 20, 1968, in 
Portland after a long illness. Born on Dec. 
17, 1877, in New York City, he prepared for 
college at Bates College before studying at 
the Maine Medical School at Bowdoin in 
1899 and 1901. He was graduated from 
Tufts College Dental School in 1905 and 
then established his practice in Lewiston. 
He retired in 1940 and in recent years had 
lived in Yarmouth. 

Dr. Nash was a 32nd Degree Mason and 
a member of Kora Temple Shrine of Lewis- 
ton, Rotary International, and the First 
Church of Christ Scientist. He is survived 
by a son, Allan L. Nash of Yarmouth, and 
three grandchildren. 

Thomas B. Walker '06 

Thomas Butler Walker, a lawyer in Bidde- 
ford for many years, died in Sanford on 
Oct. 15, 1968. Born in Kennebunkport on 
Oct. 17, 1882, he prepared for college at 
Biddeford High School and following his 
graduation from Bowdoin read law in Bid- 
deford until 1909, when he passed the 
Maine Bar examination and was admitted 
to practice. He was a member of the firm of 
N. B. and T. B. Walker, now Walker and 
Bradford, until his retirement in 1963. 

Mr. Walker was a former trustee of the 
Biddeford Savings Bank, the MacArthur Li- 
brary, the Wardwell Home, and the MacAr- 
thur Home. He was a 32nd Degree Mason 
and a member of the United Church of 
Christ, Congregational, and had received 
the Silver Beaver Award from the York 
County Boy Scouts Association. He is sur- 
vived by two sons, Edwin G. Walker '36 of 
Saco and Roger N. Walker '47 of South 
Portland; a daughter, Mrs. Pauline W. 
Deans of Lyman; eight grandchildren; and 
one great-grandchild. His fraternity was 
Delta Upsilon. 

Lorenzo W. Baldwin '07 

Lorenzo Wilson Baldwin, a lawyer in Jack- 
sonville, Fla. for more than 50 years, died 
there on Oct. 27, 1968. Born on Sept. 29, 
1886, in Forest City, Fla., he prepared for 
college at Newburyport (Mass.) High 
School and following his graduation from 
Bowdoin entered Columbia Law School, 
from which he received his bachelor of laws 
degree in 1910. 

A member of the Torch Club, the Jack- 
sonville Bar Association, and the Florida 
Bar Association, Mr. Baldwin also served 
for many years as a member of the Selec- 
tive Service Board in Jacksonville. He is sur- 
vived by his wife, Mrs. Rose Gillespy Bald- 
win, whom he married on April 8, 1915, in 
Birmingham, Ala.; a daughter, Mrs. Chan 
W. Home of Madison, Ga.; a son, L. Wil- 
son Baldwin Jr. of Jacksonville; and four 
grandchildren. His fraternity was Theta 
Delta Chi. 

William R. Crowley '08 

William Robert Crowley, for 40 years a 
nationally-known football referee and since 
1942 a member of the Board of Overseers 
at Bowdoin, died on Oct. 29, 1968, in Ban- 
gor at the age of 83. Born on Dec. 19, 1884, 
in Bangor, he prepared for college at the 
local high school and was a special student 
at Bowdoin from 1904 until 1909. He re- 
ceived an honorary master of arts degree at 
the commencement exercises in 1928, when 
President Sills read a citation that said, in 
part, ". . . well known in college days as 
captain of a champion football team, as a 
loyal undergraduate, and as assistant in 
chemistry to our beloved Professor Robin- 
son; since graduation in New York City 
loyal to his Bowdoin and Maine traditions; 
known nationally as an advocate and inter- 
preter of clean intercollegiate sport." 

Mr. Crowley was a research chemist for 
the Du Pont Co. in 1909-10 and then joined 
Longmans Green & Co., an international 
publishing firm, with which he served as 
educational manager until 1939. From 1940 
to 1945 he was president of Savannah Ship- 
yards Inc., in Georgia, which built Liberty 
ships, and from 1945 until 1948 he was vice 
president of Seaboard Marine Service Corp. 
in New York. While at Bowdoin he helped 
found the Brunswick Boys Club. A few 
years later, while serving as recreation ad- 
viser at Sing Sing Prison, he helped organize 
a football program and officiated at many 
prison games. He was at one time president 
of the Public Schools Athletic League of 
New York City, a member of the New York 
City Board of Education, and a trustee of 
the Brooklyn Public Library. For a number 
of years he was president of the Eastern 
Association of Intercollegiate Football Offi- 

Mr. Crowley officiated at a record 19 
consecutive Army-Navy football games and 
also worked at many Harvard-Yale and 
Army-Notre Dame contests, as well as at 
the Rose Bowl. During a period of more 
than 40 years he officiated in hundreds of 
games. He was also an occasional contribu- 
tor of feature articles to magazines, includ- 
ing the Saturday Evening Post. In Bowdoin 
affairs he was a director of the Alumni Fund 
from 1934 to 1937, was a member of the 
Alumni Council from 1939 to 1942 and its 
president in 1941-42, and was president of 
the New York Bowdoin Club in 1940-41. 
He was a member of Alpha Delta Phi Fra- 
ternity. Mr. Crowley is survived by a sister, 
Alice L. Crowley of Bangor. 

Acting President Athern Daggett '25 said 
of Mr. Crowley: "He served Bowdoin long 
and well and had a continuing interest in 
the athletic program of the College. He will , 
be sorely missed." 

Aaron A. Putnam '08 

Aaron Albert Putnam, the oldest practicing 
attorney in Aroostook County, died on Oct. 
29, 1968, in Houlton after a short illness. 
Born on July 23, 1886, in Houlton, he pre- 
pared for college at the local high school 
and following his graduation from Bowdoin 
entered the University of Maine Law 
School, from which he received his bachelor 
of laws degree in 1911. Since that time he 
had practiced in Houlton, where he was a 
director and vice president of the First Na- 
tional Bank and a member and a trustee of 
the Unitarian Church. He served in the 
House of Representatives in the 76th Maine 


Legislature and was the first recorder of the 
Houlton Municipal Court. 

Mr. Putnam was a past president of the 
Aroostook County Bar Association, an hon- 
orary member of the Maine Bar Associa- 
tion, and a Mason. He was secretary of the 
Aroostook County Bowdoin Club from 
1913 until 1935 and had served as secretary- 
treasurer of the Federal Land Bank and as 
a trustee of the Aroostook General Hos- 
pital. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Maria 
Hacker Putnam, whom he married on June 
27, 1917, in Fort Fairfield; two sons, Aaron 
H. Putnam of Arlington, Mass., and John L. 
Putnam of Houlton; two daughters, Maria 
L. Putnam and Elizabeth Putnam, both of 
Houlton; two brothers, Fred L. Putnam '04 
and Arthur O. Putnam '06, both of Houl- 
ton; and a sister, Mrs. John O. Willey of 
Houlton. His fraternity was Delta Kappa 

Ezra R. Bridge '09 

Dr. Ezra Ralph Bridge, a retired physician, 
died at his home in South Royalton, Vt., on 
Oct. 10, 1968. Born on Oct. 26, 1886, in 
Dexter, he prepared for college at Hebron 
Academy and following his graduation from 
Bowdoin cum laude in 1909 entered the 
Maine Medical School at the College. In 
1911 he transferred to the College of Phy- 
sicians and Surgeons at Columbia Univer- 
sity, from which he received his M.D. de- 
gree in 1913. He entered the private prac- 
tice of medicine in Skowhegan, leaving in 
1914 to join the staff of the Loomis Sana- 
torium in New York. In 1917 he joined the 
staff of La Vina Sanatorium in Pasadena, 
Calif., where he became the medical direc- 
tor in 1919, after serving in World War I 
as a captain in the Army Medical Corps. In 
1921-22 he was an assistant surgeon with 
the U. S. Public Health Service in New 
Haven, Conn., and then for four years was 
superintendent of Stony Wold Sanatorium 
in Lake Kushaqua, NY. From 1926 until 
1950 he was superintendent of Iola Sana- 
torium in Rochester, N.Y., and during part 
of that time was also a member of the fac- 
ulty at the University of Rochester School 
of Medicine and Dentistry. From 1947 un- 
til 1950 he was a consultant to the V.A. 
Hospital in Canandaigua, N.Y. 

Dr. Bridge also served as manager of the 
Veterans Administration Hospital in Bata- 
via, NY., and was chief of professional ser- 
vices at the V.A. Hospital in Newington, 
Conn., before his retirement to South Roy- 
alton in 1957. He was a member of the 
American Thoracic Society, the American 
Medical Association, the Medical Society 
of the State of New York, the Academy of 
Medicine of Rochester, N.Y., the National 
Tuberculosis Association, and the Ameri- 
can Legion. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. 
Marion Volk Bridge, whom he married in 
Center Lovell on Sept. 16, 1913; a son, Dr. 
Ezra V. Bridge of Port Huron, Mich.; a 
daughter, Mrs. Shirley V. Andahazy of 
Minneapolis, Minn.; six grandchildren; and 
one great-granddaughter. His fraternity was 
Delta Kappa Epsilon. 

Reed H. Ellis '09 

Reed Hobart Ellis, who for many years was 
in the real estate and insurance business in 
Rangeley, died on Dec. 18, 1968, at the 
Maine Medical Center in Portland. Born in 
Rangeley on May 11, 1886, he prepared for 

college at Farmington High School and 
Hebron Academy and attended Bowdoin 
from 1905 until 1907. In 1926 he received a 
bachelor of laws degree from Laselle Ex- 
tension University. He served as a member 
of the Maine State House of Representa- 
tives from 1931 until 1937, was a justice of 
the peace, and was engaged in real estate 
and insurance from 1907 until his retire- 
ment several years ago. He was for ten 
years postmaster in Rangeley, where he al- 
so served as a member of the school board, 
as a member of the budget committee, and 
as a trial justice. He was president of the 
Rangeley Lakes Fish and Game Protective 
Association. For some years he was the 
proprietor of the Rangeley Tavern, the Ellis 
Hotel, and the Lake View House. 

A member of the Masons and Rotary 
International, Mr. Ellis was vice president 
of the Oquossoc Light and Power Co. He is 
survived by his wife, Mrs. Katharine Nice 
Ellis, whom he married in Ogontz, Pa., on 
Jan. 20, 1917; three sons, R. Hobart Ellis 
Jr. '39 of New York City, William N. Ellis 
of Alexandria, Va., and Paris, France, and 
J. Edward Ellis '44 of Ambler, Pa. His 
fraternity was Delta Upsilon. 

George I. Higgins M'09 

Dr. George Ivery Higgins, a physician in 
Newport since 1922, died at his home in 
that Maine town on Dec. 11, 1968, follow- 
ing a long illness. Born on Jan. 14, 1884, 
in Clinton, he prepared at Maine Central 
Institute in Pittsfield and was graduated 
from the Maine Medical School at Bow- 
doin in 1909. He practiced for 13 years in 
Plymouth and then moved to Newport. He 
was a member of the staff of the Plummer 
Memorial Hospital in Dexter, the Scott- 
Webb Hospital in Hartland, and the Sebas- 
ticook Valley Memorial Hospital in Pitts- 
field, where in 1964 the Higgins Memorial 
Wing was named in his honor. He was a 
past president of the Penobscot County 
Medical Association and a member of the 
Masons, the Maine Medical Association, 
and the American Medical Association. For 
many years he was the physician for the 
Newport Child Health Conference, which 
he helped set up, and was also school physi- 
cian and health officer. 

During World War II Dr. Higgins served 
as chief medical emergency chairman in 
the Newport area, and under his supervision 
a complete emergency hospital was estab- 
lished at the Newport Armory. He was at 
the same time chairman of the blood donor 
service at the Eastern Maine General Hos- 
pital and had served as chairman of the 
Penobscot County branch of the American 
Red Cross. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. 
Ernestine Nutter Higgins, whom he mar- 
ried on Dec. 15, 1910, in Newport; a son, 
Henry R. Higgins of Falmouth; two sis- 
ters, Mrs. Inez Stinson of Clinton and Mrs. 
Bessie Smith of Winslow; a grandson; and 
a great-grandson. 

George H. Babbitt TO 

George Hutchinson Babbitt died on Sept. 
10, 1968, in Albany, N.Y., following a long 
illness. Born on Oct. 11, 1885, in Rutland, 
Vt., he prepared for college at Albany 
Academy and attended Bates College for 
two years before transferring to Bowdoin 
as a member of the junior class. Following 
his graduation in 1910 he joined his father 

in Babbitt and Co., a clothing and fur busi- 
ness in Albany, for which he was a sales- 
man and advertising manager. From 1937 
until 1942 he worked for the federal gov- 
ernment and during World War II was as- 
sociated with the General Electric Co. From 
1945 until 1956 he worked for the New 
York State Retirement System. 

Mr. Babbitt is survived by his wife, Mrs. 
Margaret Boshart Babbitt, whom he mar- 
ried in Lowville, N.Y., on June 24, 1914; 
a daughter, Mrs. Ruth B. Lowenberg of 
Delmar, N.Y.; a sister, Mrs. Charles M. 
Blakeslee of Colonie, N.Y.; and a brother, 
J. Henry Babbitt '11 of Delmar. His frater- 
nity was Alpha Delta Phi. 

Walter J. Greenleaf '12 

Walter James Greenleaf, a retired occupa- 
tional guidance specialist and author, died 
on Oct. 10, 1968, in Stamford, Conn. Born 
in Norridgewock on March 23, 1889, he 
prepared for college at Portland High 
School and following his graduation from 
Bowdoin was a science teacher at Biddeford 
High School for several years. From 1916 
until 1918 he taught science at Princeton 
High School in New Jersey and also did 
graduate work at Princeton University, 
from which he received a master of arts de- 
gree in 1918. During World War I he served 
in the Army and worked in the psycholog- 
ical unit at Walter Reed Hospital. From 
1919 until 1924 he worked with the Veter- 
ans Administration in Washington, D.C., 
and also did graduate work at George 
Washington University, from which he re- 
ceived a Ph.D. in 1922. From 1924 until 
his retirement in 1956 he was associated 
with the U. S. Office of Education, first as 
a specialist in educational and occupational 
information and later as a staffing specialist. 
In April 1968 Dr. Greenleaf received the 
National Vocational Guidance Association 
Meritorious Service Award for distinguished 
contributions to the advancement of pro- 
fessional vocational guidance and the prin- 
ciples of career development. He was the 
author of Occupations and Careers, pub- 
lished in 1954, and of many booklets and 
leaflets in the guidance field. Dr. Greenleaf 
was a member of the National Education 
Association, the American Educational Re- 
search Association, the American Person- 
nel and Guidance Association, the Masons, 
and Phi Delta Kappa. He is survived by two 
daughters, Mrs. Sibyl G. Beaumont of 
Claremont, Calif., and Mrs. Audrey G. 
Beaumont of Old Greenwich, Conn.; and 
seven grandchildren. His fraternity was 
Kappa Sigma. 

Stanley S. Knowles '12 

Stanley Stone Knowles, publisher of The 
Standard, a weekly insurance trade paper, 
died on Nov. 27, 1968, at Massachusetts 
General Hospital in Boston, after a brief 
illness. Born on Dec. 12, 1890, in Augusta, 
he prepared for college at Cony High 
School there and following his graduation 
from Bowdoin was associated with the 
Gamewell Fire Alarm Co. for four years. 
He joined The Standard in 1916, became 
managing editor in 1936, editor in 1940, 
publisher in 1946, and executive editor in 
1959. He had also been president of the 
Standard Publishing Company since 1940. 

Mr. Knowles served in the Army in 
World War I and was stationed in France. 


He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Jane 
K. Madsen of Newton Centre, Mass.; a sis- 
ter, Mrs. Elsie Lyon of Augusta; and three 
grandchildren. His wife, Mrs. Janice Leon- 
ard Knowles, whom he married in Worces- 
ter, Mass., in 1924, died in August 1968. 

Walter Brown '14 

Walter Brown died on Sept. 19, 1968, in 
Moorestown, N.J. Born on March 29, 1891, 
in Bath, he prepared for college at Morse 
High School there and attended Bowdoin 
from 1910 until 1912. He was associated 
with the Packard Motor Co. in Boston for 
the next 16 years, except for two years dur- 
ing World War I when he served as a sec- 
ond lieutenant in the Army, seeing action 
in France. From 1929 until 1937 he was 
district manager in Springfield, Mass., for 
the Pierce-Arrow Co. of Buffalo, N.Y., and 
then for some years was a hearing aids spe- 
cialist in Washington, D.C., for the distribu- 
tion of Western Electric hearing aids. He 
was later engaged- in the same line of work 
in Florida. 

Mr. Brown was a member of the Amer- 
ican Legion, the Optimists, and the Military 
Order of World Wars. He is survived by 
two daughters, Mrs. Verne H. Philbrook of 
Burlington, Vt., and Mrs. Beverly Farley of 
Laurel, Md.; and seven grandchildren. His 
fraternity was Theta Delta Chi. 

Harry M. Chatto '15 

Harry Murray Chatto, a retired mechanical 
engineer, died on Dec. 10, 1968, in Win- 
throp, Mass. Born on Aug. 20, 1892, in the 
Maine town of South Brooksville, he pre- 
pared for college at Castine High School 
and Maine Central Institute in Pittsfield. 
Following his graduation from Bowdoin, he 
spent five years in various positions, mostly 
as a draftsman and machinist, before en- 
tering M.I.T. in 1920. He received a bach- 
elor of science degree in 1923 and joined 
the General Electric Co. Before his retire- 
ment in 1952 he worked for three years on 
switchboard engineering at Schenectady, 
N.Y., on application engineering of electric 
furnaces in Boston for 21 years, and as 
chief engineer of the General Electric Ser- 
vice Shop in Medford, Mass., for five years. 
He was also retained as chief engineering 
consultant by the Sanitary Products Corpo- 
ration in Maryland during part of this time. 
In 1952 Mr. Chatto formed his own me- 
chanical engineering company, H. M. Chat- 
to Associates of Cambridge, Mass., which 
designed automatic machinery for indus- 
trial use and later added shop facilities for 
building it. He retired in 1966 because of 
poor health. Mr. Chatto was the author of 
a number of technical articles and was a 
member of the Friends of the Boston Sym- 
phony Orchestra, the Waltham (Mass.) 
Civic Music Association, the New England 
Division of the American Society of Me- 
chanical Engineers, and the Scientific Re- 
search Society of America. He is survived 
by his sister-in-law, Mrs. Morris H. Chatto 
of Brooksville; and a niece, Mrs. Philip 
Chase of Cumberland Center. His fraterni- 
ty was Delta Kappa Epsilon. 

Frank E. Knowlton '15 

Frank Earle Knowlton, secretary of the 
Franklin County Agricultural Society for 

more than 40 years, died on Dec. 31, 1968, 
in a Waterville hospital. Born in Strong on 
Jan. 3, 1892, he prepared for college at 
Farmington High School and following his 
graduation from Bowdoin served for two 
years in the Army Medical Corps, including 
a year in France with the 30th Division. He 
was in the general insurance business in 
Farmington from 1919 until 1938, when he 
was elected Franklin County register of 
deeds. He retired from that position on Jan. 
1, 1955. For many years he was a director 
of the First National Bank in Farmington 
and the Rangeley Water Co., as well as a 
trustee of the Farmington Cemetery Corp., 
the Farmington Home for the Aged, and 
the Farmington Library Association. From 
1935 until 1947 he was the excise tax col- 
lector in Farmington. 

A 32nd Degree Mason, Mr. Knowlton 
was a member of the Farmington Grange, 
the Old South Congregational Church, and 
the American Legion. He was married on 
June 11, 1922, to Mildred L. Hardy, who 
died on June 7, 1958. His fraternity was 
Delta Upsilon. 

Gordon D. Richardson '15 

Gordon Dana Richardson, who for many 
years was associated with Willson Products 
Inc., died on Sept. 28, 1968, in Reading, 
Pa., following a long illness. Born on Aug. 
9, 1893, in Reading, Mass., he prepared for 
college at the local high school and follow- 
ing his graduation from Bowdoin joined 
Willson Products, with which he remained 
as export manager until his retirement in 
1961. He traveled extensively for the com- 
pany, principally in about 35 countries in 
Europe, South America, Central America, 
Mexico, and the West Indies. 

During World War I Mr. Richardson 
served for two years in the Army, seeing 
action in Belgium and France and receiving 
the Purple Heart and the Bronze Medal 
with three bars. He is survived by his wife, 
Mrs. Violet Straub Richardson, whom he 
married in Bethlehem, Pa., on Oct. 8, 1921; 
a daughter, Mrs. A. Langstaff Johnston III 
of Colonial Heights, Va.; and six grandchil- 
dren. His fraternity was Theta Delta Chi. 

Samuel Fraser '16 

Samuel Fraser, a retired executive of the 
Columbian Rope Co. in the Philippine Is- 
lands, died on Oct. 14, 1968, in Houlton. 
Born in the Maine town of Ashland on Feb. 
1, 1890, he prepared for college at Ricker 
Classical Institute in Houlton and following 
his graduation from Bowdoin joined the Pa- 
cific Commercial Co. at Manila in the Phil- 
ippines. In 1926 he became general man- 
ager for the islands area of the Columbian 
Rope Co., with which he remained until his 
retirement to Houlton in 1951. He was also 
president of the Kling Plantation Co. in Co- 
tabato. During World War II he aided the 
British Supply Mission in the Bahamas and 
assisted the United Fruit Co. in developing 
the growth of abaca, the plant from which 
the Manila rope fibre is obtained, in the 
Western Hemisphere. After the recapture of 
Leyte from the Japanese in 1944, he went 
to that island as a member of the Federal 
Economic Commission to survey the abaca 
situation there and to expedite shipments of 
it to aid the war effort. When the war ended, 
he went back to the Philippines to supervise 
restoration of the Columbian Rope Co. 

properties which had been destroyed. 

While in the Philippines Mr. Fraser was 
president of the Davao City Rotary Club 
and the Davao City Chamber of Com- 
merce. He was a member of the Cathedral 
of St. Mary and St. John Episcopal Church 
in Manila, a 32nd Degree Mason and a 
member of the Elks, and a pitcher for the 
Manila Cits, a semiprofessional baseball 
team, from 1917 until 1925. During the 
Bowdoin Capital Campaign in 1962-63 he 
served as chairman of the Houlton Area. 
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Effie Han- 
nan Fraser, whom he married in Manila on 
April 19, 1927; a daughter, Mrs. William 
W. Baer Jr. of Bangkok, Thailand; a sister, 
Mrs. Lewis McMinn of Bangor; and two 
grandchildren. His fraternity was Delta Up- 

Roland L. Eaton '17 

Roland Leonard Eaton, who for more than 
40 years was associated with Ginn & Co., 
educational publishers, died on Jan. 1, 1969, 
in Wilmington, Del. Born on May 8, 1892, 
in Phippsburg, he prepared for college at 
Maine Central Institute, attended Bowdoin 
from 1913 until 1915, and was graduated 
from Tufts College in 1917. During World 
War I he served for six months in France 
as an ambulance driver with the American 
Field Service and was awarded the French 
Croix de Guerre. He was later an ensign in 
the Navy. In 1920 he joined Ginn & Co., 
with which he was engaged in sales work in 
the Philadelphia-Washington area until 
1946, when he was transferred to its For- 
eign Department. He retired in 1961. 

Mr. Eaton was at one time a member of 
the Philadelphia Astronomical Society and 
the Pennsylvania State School Directors As- 
sociation. From 1931 to 1941 he was a di- 
rector of the School Board in Swarthmore, 
Pa., where he was also a member of the 
public library board from 1926 until 1938. 
He owned a cottage at Sebasco Estates in 
Maine and often lectured at Sebasco Lodge 
on the history of Phippsburg. He is survived 
by his wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Hayden Eaton, 
whom he married on Jan. 15, 1949, in Wil- 
mington, Del.; a daughter, Mrs. David Ull- 
man of Swarthmore, Pa.; a son, Roland L. 
Eaton Jr. of Media, Pa.; three sisters, Mrs. 
Harry H. Watson and Mrs. Paul F. Gil- 
more, both of Bath, and Mrs. Harold R. 
Shaw of Wiscasset; a brother, Leon R. 
Eaton of Bath; and five grandchildren. His 
fraternity was Zeta Psi. 

Harold H. Sampson '17 

Harold Howard Sampson, who for many 
years was headmaster of Bridgton Academy 
in Maine, died on Oct. 22, 1968, in Greens- 
boro, N.C. Born on Nov. 14, 1893, in the 
Maine town of Garland, he prepared for 
college at Dexter High School. Following 
his graduation from Bowdoin, he was a 
teacher and coach at Biddeford High School 
until 1919, when he became headmaster at 
Bridgton, where he remained until 1943. He 
was also a trustee of Bridgton, was for ten 
years secretary of the Western Maine Bas- 
ketball Officials, and served as both secre- 
tary and president of the Maine Winter 
Sports Federation. He was president of the 
Bridgton Chamber of Commerce and the 
Bridgton Lions Club and a director of the 
Maine Publicity Bureau. He was a member 
of the Cumberland County Selective Service 


Board from 1941 until 1943, when he 
moved to Morehead City, N.C., where he 
was for the next five years director of the 
USO. From 1947 until his retirement in 
1967 he owned and operated the Tabulated 
Bookkeeping and Tax Service in Greens- 
boro. In Bowdoin affairs he was class agent 
for 1917 in the Alumni Fund from 1934 
until 1943. 

Mr. Sampson was a former president of 
the Morehead City Rotary Club and the 
Morehead City Chamber of Commerce. He 
was a Mason and a member of the First 
Presbyterian Church in Greensboro and the 
Deer Isle Church. He is survived by his 
wife, Mrs. Dorothy Lufkin Sampson, whom 
he married on March 31, 1918, in Deer 
Isle; two sons, Lufkin C. Sampson of Pitts- 
burgh, Pa., and Shepard C. Sampson of 
Raleigh, N.C.; a daughter, Mrs. Dorothy S. 
Ott of Cincinnati, Ohio; two brothers, Clar- 
ence Sampson of Miami, Fla., and Kenneth 
Sampson of Brunswick; a sister, Mrs. Mary 
Cross of Allentown, Pa.; and seven grand- 
children. His fraternity was Beta Theta Pi. 

C. Leslie Bachelder '18 

Calvin Leslie Bachelder, a retired Hercules 
Powder Co. executive, died on Aug. 17, 
1968, in Kalamazoo, Mich. Born on July 6, 
1893, in Gardiner, he prepared for college 
at the local high school and following his 
graduation from Bowdoin worked for the 
Pejepscot Paper Co. in Lisbon Falls and the 
Consolidated Water Power and Paper Co. 
in Wisconsin Rapids, Wis., before joining 
the Forest Products Laboratory of the U. S. 
Forest Service in Madison, Wis., as a chem- 
ist in 1918. He was associated with the In- 
terlake Pulp Co. in Appleton, Wis., from 
1920 until 1924, when he joined the Her- 
cules Powder Co. in Kalamazoo. He retired 
from its Paper Makers Chemical Division 
as a sales engineer in 1958. 

Mr. Bachelder was a member of the 
Technological Association of the Pulp and 
Paper Industry, the American Chemical So- 
ciety, and the Masons. He did graduate 
work at the University of Wisconsin in 
1919. He was also a member of the Metho- 
dist Church and the Y.M.C.A., enjoyed fish- 
ing and hunting at his cabin on the Pere 
Marquette River, and took a great interest 
in photography, golf, tennis, volleyball, and 
baseball. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. 
Ruth Neprud Bachelder, whom he married 
on Aug. 21, 1926, in Westby, Wis.; three 
nephews; and a niece. His fraternity was 
Delta Upsilon. 

Louis O. Smith '19 

Louis Oscar Smith died unexpectedly at his 
home in Salem, Mass., on Dec. 7, 1968. 
Born in Bangor on June 13, 1897, he pre- 
pared for college at Patten Academy. Fol- 
lowing graduation from Bowdoin, he was a 
brokerage clerk in Boston for a year, taught 
briefly, and then was a partner in the Union 
Clothing Co. in Boston from 1920 until 
1929. He was for 34 years proprietor of the 
R. A. Day Co. of Salem, a clothing store 
for ladies, until his retirement in 1963. 

He was a member of the Masons, Temple 
Shalom in Salem, and the Salem Chamber 
of Commerce. Mr. Smith is survived by his 
wife, Mrs. Betty Steinberg Smith, whom he 
married in Pittsburgh, Pa., on Oct. 27, 
1929; a son, Mark Smith of Salem; a daugh- 
ter, Mrs. Nancy Weissman of Marblehead, 

Mass.; a brother, David S. Smith '23 of 
Brookline, Mass.; and two grandsons. 

Thomas H. Lannon '20 

Thomas Hugh Lannon died on Oct. 28, 
1968. Born on July 26, 1895, in Stoneham, 
Mass., he prepared for college at Worcester 
Academy in Massachusetts and attended St. 
Anselm's College in Manchester, N.H., be- 
fore spending a year at Bowdoin as a special 
student. For some years he was a claims ad- 
juster for an insurance company in the Bos- 
ton area. 

Mr. Lannon was a member of Kappa 
Sigma Fraternity. 

Leslie E. Gibson '21 

Leslie Edwin Gibson, town clerk, treasurer, 
and tax collector of West Paris, died at a 
hospital in the Maine town of Norway on 
Nov. 18, 1968. Born in Norway on Sept. 7, 
1899, he prepared for college at the local 
high school and following his graduation 
from Bowdoin cum laude lived until 1932 
in California, where he owned a retail shoe 
store in Roseville for six years. He also at- 
tended the McGeorge College of Law from 
1930 until 1932, when he returned to Maine 
to become a field representative of the 
Maine State Employment Security Com- 
mission. He retired in 1966 and was serv- 
ing his third term as town clerk, treasurer, 
and tax collector of West Paris. 

Mr. Gibson was a member of the Maine 
Municipal Association and a number of 
Masonic organizations. He is survived by 
his wife, Mrs. Annette Stearns Gibson, 
whom he married on Oct. 22, 1922, in Visa- 
lia, Calif.; three sons, Dr. Edwin S. Gibson 
of South Paris, William H. Gibson of Mar- 
blehead, Mass., and F. Warren Gibson '58 
of Norway; a daughter, Mrs. Joan G. 
Wheeler of Bakersfield, Calif.; three sisters, 
Mrs. Anne Cowie and Mrs. Marion George, 
both of Visalia, Calif., and Mrs. Mary Han- 
sen of Exeter, Calif.; and ten grandchildren. 
His fraternity was Beta Theta Pi. 

G. Borden Granger '21 

Dr. George Borden Granger, a retired phy- 
sician, died on Sept. 28, 1968 in Northamp- 
ton, Mass. Born on Oct. 13, 1896, in Brook- 
lyn, N.Y., he prepared for college at the 
Stevens School in Hoboken, N.J., and at- 
tended Stevens Institute of Technology for 
a year and a half before serving in the Army 
as a second lieutenant in the Field Artillery 
in World War I. Following his graduation 
from Bowdoin in 1921, he entered Harvard 
Medical School, from which he received his 
M.D. degree in 1924. He interned in ob- 
stetrics and gynecology at New Haven Hos- 
pital in Connecticut and at Nassau Hospital, 
Mineola, Long Island, N.Y. From 1926 un- 
til 1937 he was engaged in the general prac- 
tice of medicine in Rockville Centre, N.Y., 
and then specialized in obstetrics and gyne- 
cology until his retirement in 1953, when 
he moved to East Northfield, Mass. In 
1960-61 he served as a physician with Med- 
ico in Kabul, Afghanistan. 

A Fellow of the American College of 
Physicians and Surgeons, Dr. Granger was 
a Diplomate of the American Board of Ob- 
stetrics and Gynecology and a civilian con- 
sultant in obstetrics to Mitchell Field Air 
Force Base in 1948. He was a member of 

the Masons and of St. James Episcopal 
Church in Greenfield, Mass., which he 
served as a lay reader. He had been chief 
of the obstetrics service at Nassau Hospital 
and a consulting obstetrician at North 
Country Communities Hospital, Glen Cove, 
N.Y.; Meadowbrook Hospital, Hempstead, 
N.Y.; South Nassau Communities Hospi- 
tal; Mercy Hospital, Rockville Centre; and 
Brunswick Hospital, Amityville, N.Y. Sur- 
viving are his wife, Mrs. Mary Cahoon 
Granger, whom he married in Rockville 
Centre on May 26, 1928; a daughter, Mrs. 
William F. Abbott of Paris, France; a son, 
John B. Granger of Northfield, Mass.; and 
two grandchildren. His fraternity was Sig- 
ma Nu. 

William F. Ferris '22 

William Francis Ferris, for many years an 
investment banker, died in New York City 
on Sept. 24, 1968. Born there on March 10, 
1899, he prepared for college at the Good 
Will High School (now the Hinckley 
School) in the Maine town of Hinckley and 
following his graduation from Bowdoin 
joined the Guaranty Trust Co. in New 
York. He also worked for the Equitable 
Trust Co. before moving to a specialty in 
municipal bonds with Hamilton A. Gill & 
Co. in 1924. He founded William F. Ferris 
& Co. in 1925, later changing the name to 
Cravin, Ferris, Jones & Co. to include two 
partners. In 1928 he left this partnership to 
become a specialist in foreign bonds with 
F. J. Lisman & Co. In 1929 he incorporated 
William F. Ferris & Co., which he headed 
until his retirement in 1965. He continued 
doing small amounts of investment work 
for close friends and a few old customers. 
Mr. Ferris is survived by two sons, Wil- 
liam F. Ferris Jr. '45 of Danbury, Conn., 
and the Rev. Fred I. E. Ferris '47 of Bethel, 
Conn.; a daughter, Mrs. Elliott H. Barden 
of Edina, Minn.; three sisters, Mrs. Mar- 
garet F. Keenan of Union City, N.J., Mrs. 
Donald T. Culveyhouse of Bloomfield, N.J., 
and Mrs. Harry Burnett of North Bergen, 
N.J.; and five grandchildren. His wife, the 
former Katie M. D. Pletts of Brunswick, 
whom he married in 1922, died in 1965. 
His fraternity was Delta Kappa Epsilon. 

Roliston G. Woodbury '22 

Roliston Gibson Woodbury, a member of 
the Board of Overseers since 1955 and a 


nationally-known credit executive and bank- 
er, died at his home in Bronxville, N.Y., on 
Sept. 21, 1968. Born on April 19, 1899, in 
Fryeburg, he prepared for college at Thorn- 
ton Academy in Saco and following his 
graduation from Bowdoin joined the Tex- 
tile Banking Co. in New York, from which 
he retired in April 1964 as vice chairman of 
the board. One of the most honored men 
in his profession, he had received the Top- 
pers Credit Club Award for Meritorious 
Achievement in Credit, the 475 Club Me- 
dallion of Merit, and the Achievement 
Award of the Textile Veterans Association. 
He even had his own "alumni association," 
a group of credit executives who got their 
training under him and who held a dinner 
each year at which he was guest of honor. 

Mr. Woodbury had served as president of 
the New York Credit and Financial Man- 
agement Association, the Textile Salesmen's 
Association, and the 475 Club, and had al- 
so been chairman of the Uptown Credit 
Group. He had been a trustee of the New 
York Institute of Credit and a director of 
the National Federation of Textiles and the 
Credit Men's Fraternity. He was a member 
of the Esquire Credit Club, the Textile 
Square Club, the Manhattan Club, and the 
American Legion. He served in the Navy 
during World War I. 

At Bowdoin there is a Roliston G. Wood- 
bury Award, established by the Textile Vet- 
erans Association of New York in 1963 
and based upon the qualities of scholarship, 
leadership, and extracurricular activities. 
There is also a Roliston G. Woodbury 
Scholarship Fund, established by his friends 
in 1964. In addition to serving as an over- 
seer since 1955, Mr. Woodbury was a di- 
rector of the Alumni Fund from 1932 to 
1935, was class agent for 1922 from 1945 to 
1947, had been president of the Class of 
1922 since before graduation, and was a 
former president of the New York Bowdoin 
Club. He was also an assistant football 
coach at the College in 1922 and 1924. 

In 1964 the New York Credit and Finan- 
cial Management Association presented to 
him its highest award, the Laurel, at a testi- 
monial dinner during which he was elected 
a life member. He was for some years a 
member of the Advisory Board of the Man- 
ufacturers Trust Co., was active in the na- 
tional affairs of his fraternity, Theta Delta 
Chi, and was a leader in campaigns in his 
area for the American Cancer Society, the 
Heart Fund, the Boy Scouts, and the Salva- 
tion Army. 

Mr. Woodbury is survived by his wife, 
Mrs. Eleanor Russell Woodbury, whom he 
married on March 10, 1927, in New York 
City; a son, James G. Woodbury '49 of 
Gray; two daughters, Mrs. Sally W. Handy 
of Fairfield, Conn., and Mrs. Suzanne W. 
Gerry of Corning, N.Y.; a brother, Wendell 
D. Woodbury of North Conway, N.H.; and 
eight grandchildren. 

Acting President Athern P. Daggett '25 
paid tribute to Mr. Woodbury in these 
words: "In my undergraduate days Rolis- 
ton Woodbury was one of our campus he- 
roes. A superb athlete and a campus lead- 
er, he was president of his class, an office 
he held until his death. He gave to Bow- 
doin a lifetime of effort and devotion, cul- 
minating in his service as a member of the 
Board of Overseers. The College is proud 
of the record which he made in his profes- 
sion. He was generous in his allegiance to 
public causes. We join his many friends in 
the community and in the College in hon- 
oring his memory." 

Carl E. Dunham '24 

Dr. Carl Ernest Dunham, who for many 
years was an obstetrician in Portland, died 
in a hospital in that city on Jan. 3, 1969, 
following a long illness. Born on Dec. 5, 
1898, in Portland, he prepared for college 
at Portland High School and served in the 
Navy for two years during World War I be- 
fore entering Bates College in 1920. He 
transferred to Bowdoin as a member of the 
junior class and received a B.S. degree in 
1924 cum laude. He attended Harvard Med- 
ical School for a year, was inactive for two 
years because of illness, was a member of 
the faculty at Morse High School in Bath 
for three years, and then returned to Har- 
vard, from which he received his M.D. de- 
gree in 1933. He interned at the Maine Gen- 
eral Hospital in Portland and did further 
work in the private hospital of Dr. Phile- 
mon E. Truesdale in Fall River, Mass., and 
at the New York Post-Graduate Hospital 
before setting up practice in Portland in 
1935. During World War II he served for 
five years in the Army Medical Corps, at- 
taining the rank of major and being sta- 
tioned in Australia and the Philippines. 

Dr. Dunham continued to practice until 
June 1968. He was associate chief of gyne- 
cology at the Maine Medical Center and 
president of the staff at both Mercy Hos- 
pital and Portland City Hospital. A 32nd 
Degree Mason and a Fellow of the Amer- 
ican College of Surgeons, he was also a 
member of the American Legion, the World 
War I Veterans, the Maine Medical Asso- 
ciation, the Cumberland County Medical 
Association, and the New England Obstet- 
rics and Gynecology Society. He is survived 
by his wife, the former Marian H. Bridg- 
ham, whom he married in Milford, Mass., 
on Feb. 21, 1938; a step-daughter, Mrs. 
Florice W. Lyon of Midland, Mich.; two 
sisters, Helen and Louise Dunham, both of 
Portland; and three grandchildren. His fra- 
ternity was Chi Psi. 

Malcolm E. Morrell '24 

Malcolm Elmer Morrell, director of athlet- 
ics emeritus at Bowdoin, died on Oct. 18, 
1968, at Regional Memorial Hospital in 
Brunswick. Born on Jan. 28, 1895, in Bos- 
ton, he prepared for college at Wayland 
(Mass.) High School and at the Huntington 
School in Boston. During World War I he 
served in the Army, won the Silver Star, 
and was recommended for a battlefield pro- 

motion to the rank of second lieutenant. 
Following his graduation from Bowdoin he 
was for a year director of athletics and 
coach of football, hockey, and baseball at 
Cony High School in Augusta. He returned 
to the College in 1925 as assistant football 
coach and assistant to the director of ath- 
letics. He was acting director of athletics 
during 1927-28 and served as coach of foot- 
ball from 1927 until 1929. In 1928 he was 
appointed director of athletics, a position 
which he held until his retirement in June 

As director of athletics he planned and 
supervised a physical education program, 
including an "athletics for all" policy, which 
has become an important part of the Col- 
lege's total educational environment. That 
program includes required classes which 
emphasize instruction in sports activities 
with carryover value, a year-round sched- 
ule of intramural athletics, and intercollegi- 
ate competition in 18 sports. He was one 
of only a few men to be elected twice presi- 
dent of the New England College Confer- 
ence on Athletics. On a number of occa- 
sions he served as president of the Maine 
Intercollegiate Athletic Association and was 
also president of the New England College 
Athletic Association, the New England In- 
tercollegiate Track Association, and the 
New England Intercollegiate Hockey Asso- 
ciation. A few months before his retirement 
the Maine Association of Health, Physical 
Education, and Recreation presented a spec- 
ial citation to him in recognition of his out- 
standing work for the betterment of the 
state's young people. 

Mr. Morrell was elected to the Bowdoin 
Alumni Council in June 1967. In 1958 he 
received the Alumni Service Award, along 
with the late Seward J. Marsh '12. In the 
fall of 1967 the office of the director of ath- 
letics in Bowdoin's new gymnasium was 
dedicated in his honor by fellow members 
of the Class of 1924. Also in 1967 Paul E. 
Gardent Jr. '39 established the Malcolm E. 
Morrell Scholarship Fund, with awards to 
be made to upperclassmen "who exemplify 
the qualities which Mai sought in his 40 
years as Director of Athletics at Bowdoin." 
The 1967 Bugle was dedicated to him as "a 
man who has devoted himself to Bowdoin." 

Mr. Morrell was president of the Class of 
1924, which he also served as class agent 
from 1949 until 1966. He had been presi- 
dent of the Pine Tree Council of the Boy 
Scouts of America, which honored him with 
its Silver Beaver Award. During World 
War II he helped organize a civil defense 
system in the Brunswick area and was its 
commander. He was coordinator of military 
and civilian recreation in the Brunswick 
area and organized the USO. He was chair- 
man of the Brunswick Area United Fund 
and state campaign chairman for the United 
War Fund for two years. A trustee of the' 
Brunswick and Topsham Water District, he 
was a former president of the Brunswick 
Rotary Club. 

Mr. Morrell was one of the first men to 
suggest — in a 1927 article written for Ath- 
letic Journal — that the football rules be 
changed to permit forward passes to be 
thrown from anywhere behind the line of 
scrimmage. He was a former secretary- 
treasurer of the Small Liberal Arts College 
Group of the National Collegiate Athletic 
Association, which led to the establishment 
of the current College Division of the 
NCAA. He was also a member of the 
NCAA's Olympic Committee and College 


A member of Sigma Nu Fraternity, he is 
survived by his wife, Mrs. Edna Briggs Mor- 
rell, whom he married on June 26, 1926; 
two sons, Malcolm E. Morrell Jr. '49 of 
Bangor and John B. Morrell '52 of Marble- 
head, Mass.; five brothers, Willard Morrell 
of Birmingham, Ala., Allen E. Morrell '22 
of Brunswick, Kenneth Morrell of Cochit- 
uate, Mass., Donald Morrell of Birming- 
ham, Ala., and Harry Morrell of Bowdoin- 
ham; and six grandchildren. 

On Nov. 8, 1968, Acting President Ath- 
ern P. Daggett '25 delivered a memorial ad- 
dress at a service in the Chapel. Parts of that 
address are given below: 

"Bowdoin's present widely-acclaimed ath- 
letic program is a product of his leadership 
and is his enduring monument. Under his 
aegis the athletic staff was incorporated in- 
to the faculty of the College. The recruit- 
ment of that staff was one of his major con- 
cerns. He took great pride in the profession- 
al competence of the coaching staff, in their 
integrity, and in their interest and skill in 
handling the students who came under their 
charge. As the program grew, the facilities 
to support it were developed and enlarged. 
His leadership inspired others to furnish the 
facilities which the constantly developing 
program required. Pickard Field had been 
given in 1926 and the Curtis Swimming 
Pool in 1927. In 1937 Pickard Field House 
was built. In 1955 the New Meadows River 
Sailing Basin was acquired, and in 1956 the 
Hockey Arena was built. The new gymna- 
sium, opened for use in 1965, was in a real 
sense the culmination of the development 
of the physical plant. 

"He developed, extended, and strength- 
ened the whole athletic and physical educa- 
tion program of the College. Under his lead- 
ership Bowdoin became, to quote the Cata- 
logue, 'committed to physical education, in- 
cluding an athletics for all policy, as an es- 
sential and important part of the total edu- 
cational program.' Each student has the op- 
portunity to learn skills that will give him 
an interest in physical activity in later life. 
A full program of intramural activities is 
provided for those who want to participate. 

"In June 1958 at the Commencement 
Dinner he was given the Alumni Service 
Award, the highest honor within the bestow- 
al of the Alumni. The citation accompany- 
ing that award said, in part, '. . . . ardent 
advocate of sports for all . . . warmly sup- 
ported by colleagues and generations of stu- 
dents, respected and applauded by competi- 
tors for an impressive demonstration of 
how college athletics should be conducted, 
devoted alumnus whose service to his Col- 
lege has never been colored by any thoughts 
of himself, today, ignoring his modest dis- 
claimer to well-merited fame and in recog- 
nition of significantly outstanding Bowdoin 
labors, his grateful fellow alumni present 
to him their Alumni Service Award.' 

"In conclusion, I can only repeat what I 
have said before. We shall miss Mai Mor- 
rell sorely, but his courage, his determina- 
tion, his devotion to his town, his friends, 
and his College — all these remain to inspire 

Harold R. Worsnop '24 

Harold Raymond Worsnop died on Oct. 26, 
1968, in Cincinnati, Ohio. Born on Sept. 17, 
1902, in Woonsocket, R.I., he prepared for 
college at Edward Little High School in 
Auburn and following his graduation from 

Bowdoin entered Harvard Business School, 
from which he received a master of business 
administration degree in 1926. During the 
next three years he was assistant to the pres- 
ident of Sheffield Farms Inc., in New York 
City and then joined the firm of J. & W. 
Seligman & Co. in New York. In more re- 
cent years he had been assistant to the presi- 
dent of the Eagle-Picher Co. in Cincinnati. 
Mr. Worsnop is survived by his wife, 
Mrs. Elaine Laidlaw Worsnop, whom he 
married on Jan. 24, 1931, in New York 
City; a son, Richard L. Worsnop of Wash- 
ington, D.C.; a daughter, Mrs. Thomas C. 
Jones of Ridgewood, N.J.; a brother, Wil- 
liam S. Worsnop '38 of Washington, D.C.; 
a sister, Mrs. Asa S. Knowles of Boston; 
and three grandchildren. His fraternity was 
Kappa Sigma. 

Andrew S. Pennell '25 

Andrew Simpson Pennell died at his home 
in Brunswick on Dec. 22, 1968. Born on 
March 16, 1899, in Pennellville, he prepared 
for college at the local high school and at- 
tended Bowdoin as a special student in 
1921. He later studied at Gorham State 
Normal School, served as principal of ju- 
nior schools in Towaco, N.J., and Sterling, 
Conn., and was principal of St. John's Mili- 
tary School in Ossining, N.Y., and the Mc- 
Kenzie Junior School in Monroe, N.Y. Af- 
ter his return to Brunswick in 1928, he was 
general manager of a chain of automobile 
service stations operated by the United Mo- 
tor Fuel Corp., was employed by the John 
Hancock Mutual Life Insurance Co., 
worked for seven years at the Bath National 
Bank, and served as a sales analyst for 
Tran-sonics Electronics in Massachusetts. In 
more recent years he was engaged in real 
estate and insurance. 

A member of the First Parish Church, 
Congregational, in Brunswick, which he had 
served as an auditor, Mr. Pennell was a past 
president of the Men's Club of the Church 
and the Pejepscot Historical Society. He is 
survived by his wife, Mrs. Alice Coffin Pen- 
nell, whom he married in New York City 
on March 26, 1927; a son, Carroll E. Pen- 
nell '56 of New York City; a daughter, Mrs. 
Arline P. Lay of San Carlos, Calif.; and 
three grandchildren. His fraternity was Phi 
Delta Psi. 

Ernest P. Wilkins '25 

Ernest Pownal Wilkins, manager of the 
Conrad & Chandler store in Belmont, Mass., 
died in Brookline, Mass., on Nov. 18, 1968. 
Born on Nov. 3, 1903, in Gilmanton, N.H., 
he prepared for college at Hallowell High 
School and following his graduation from 
Bowdoin in 1925 joined the Jordan Marsh 
Co. in Boston. As a buyer for Jordan 
Marsh, he spent much of his time in Eu- 
rope. In 1934 he became a buyer with 
Chandler & Co. He later served as merchan- 
dise manager and for the past ten years had 
managed the Conrad & Chandler Store in 

Mr. Wilkins is survived by his wife, Mrs. 
Eleanor Mahan Wilkins, whom he married 
on April 27, 1930, in Brookline; three sons, 
Ernest J. Wilkins and Richard C. Wilkins, 
both of Needham, Mass., and George B. 
Wilkins of Brookline; his mother, Mrs. John 
H. Wilkins of Gilmanton Iron Works, N.H.; 
and a brother, Percy D. Wilkins '21 of 
Lewiston. His fraternity was Zeta Psi. 

Clarence E. Hertz '26 

Clarence Edward Hertz, chief editorial writ- 
er for the Stamford (Conn.) Advocate, died 
unexpectedly on Dec. 10, 1968, at his home 
in Noroton, Conn. Born in Stamford on 
May 1, 1904, he prepared for college at the 
Brunswick School in Greenwich, Conn., and 
following his graduation from Bowdoin 
continued his studies at Columbia Univer- 
sity. From 1928 until 1950 he was in the 
bridge and road construction business with 
the firm of Hertz and Jevne. During World 
War II he served as editor of the Pitney- 
Bowes house organ. Since 1950 he had been 
editor of The Villager in Bedford, N.Y., 
and then chief editorial writer of the Stam- 
ford Advocate. 

Mr. Hertz was president of the Darien 
(Conn.) Board of Education in 1934-35, 
was a member of the Stamford Rotary 
Club, and was a communicant of St. John's 
Roman Catholic Church in Noroton. He is 
survived by his wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Murray 
Hertz, whom he married on Sept. 16, 1928, 
in Port Chester, N.Y., a son, John D. Hertz 
of Darien; two daughters, Mrs. Paul Heide- 
mann of Norwalk, Conn., and Mrs. Charles 
Hewett of Richmond, Va.; and 13 grand- 
children. His fraternity was Sigma Nu. 

Arthur N. Raymond '26 

Arthur Norman Raymond died on Nov. 27, 
1968, in Augusta. Born in North Jay on 
April 16, 1905, he prepared for college at 
Wilton Academy and following his gradua- 
tion from Bowdoin worked for the Bell 
Telephone Co. of Pennsylvania and in the 
Maine granite industry before entering Har- 
vard Graduate School of Business Adminis- 
tration, from which he received an M.B.A. 
degree in 1932. He then joined the account- 
ing firm of Price, Waterhouse & Co. in New 
York, with which he remained until World 
War II, during which he served for four 
years in the Army, attaining the rank of 
major. After the war he returned to Maine, 
where as a tax accountant he had been em- 
ployed by some of the public utility com- 
panies of New England, including the Cen- 
tral Maine Power Co. 

Mr. Raymond earned the certified public 
accountant designation from the University 
of the State of New York in 1935 and was 
a member of the American Institute of Ac- 
countants, the American Legion, and the 
Masons. He was a lieutenant colonel in the 
Army Reserve before his retirement and had 
been a member of the American Ordnance 
Association, the Augusta Country Club, the 
National Rifle Association of America, the 
Reserve Officers' Association, and the Wal- 
ter Hagen Hole-in-One Club. He is survived 
by his wife, Mrs. Florence Kyes Raymond, 
whom he married in North Jay on June 25, 
1932; a brother, Horace W. Raymond of 
Waterville; and two sisters, Mrs. Roland 
Macomber of Ambler, Pa., and Mrs. Vin- 
cent P. Ledew of Hallowell. His fraternity 
was Theta Delta Chi. 

Richard W. Merrill 28 

Richard Wilder Merrill died on Aug. 10, 
1968, in Pompano Beach, Fla. Born on June 
19, 1904, in Brownville, Maine, he prepared 
for college at Old Town High School and 
attended the University of Maine for three 
years before transferring to Bowdoin as a 
senior. Following his graduation in 1928 he 


taught English for a year at Fort Kent High 
School, attended the University of Kiel in 
Germany in 1929-30 under an exchange fel- 
lowship administered by the Institute of In- 
ternational Education, and then was an in- 
structor in German at the University of 
Maine for two years. In 1932-33 he did 
graduate work at Columbia University. He 
received his master of arts degree from 
Maine in 1933 and taught German there 
until 1936. For a number of years before 
his retirement in 1967, he was a partner in 
the property management firm of Charles 
Murray Co. in Bangor. 

Mr. Merrill is survived by two sisters, 
Mrs. Kenneth Walsh of Portland and Mrs. 
Sylvester M. Pratt of Cape Elizabeth; and 
a brother, Edward A. Merrill Jr. of Rancho 
Santa Fe, Calif. His wife, Mrs. Helena Mur- 
ray Merrill, whom he married on Dec. 5, 
1935, died on Jan. 7, 1967. He was a mem- 
ber of Sigma Chi Fraternity at the Univer- 
sity of Maine. 

Stanley L. Bird '30 

Stanley Leroy Bird, an attorney and former 
FBI agent, died on Jan. 1, 1969, at a Bos- 
ton hospital. Born on May 17, 1908, in Bos- 
ton, he prepared for college at Madison 
High School and attended Bowdoin from 
1926 until 1929. For some time he operated 
a service station in Waterville and then 
served as a deputy sheriff of Kennebec 
County. He studied law in the office of Joly 
and Marden in Waterville and was admitted 
to the Maine Bar in 1940. From December 
1941 until February 1945 he was a special 
agent with the Federal Bureau of Investiga- 
tion. He returned to Waterville at that time 
and practiced law until February 1968, 
when he retired because of ill health. 

Mr. Bird was the chief investigator for 
the Maine Legislative Research Committee 
during the liquor investigations of 1952. In 
1947 he conducted a study of the Maine 
State Department of Health and Welfare 
for the Legislature, and his report resulted 
in a revision of its relief policies. In 1950 
he secured the freedom of Francis M. Car- 
roll of South Paris, who was serving a life 
sentence for murder in a well known case 
in Maine. He was a member of the Masons, 
the First Baptist Church in Waterville, the 
Waterville Bar Association, and the Maine 
Bar Association. He is survived by his wife, 
Mrs. Phyllis Whittemore Bird, whom he 
married in Bingham on Sept. 1, 1928; three 
sons, Philip S. Bird '51 of Waterville, Bruce 
L. Bird of Annapolis, Md., and Douglas E. 
Bird '71 of Waterville; a sister, Mrs. Doro- 
thy Hamblet of Waterville; and three grand- 
children. His fraternity was Chi Psi. 

Robert DeGray '31 

Robert DeGray, vice president of the ma- 
rine insurance firm of Appleton and Cox 
Inc., in New York City and secretary of the 
Continental Insurance Co., died on March 
28, 1968, in Morristown, N.J. Born on June 
26, 1909, in Shanghai, China, he prepared 
for college at Hackensack (N.J.) High 
School and McBurney Preparatory School 
in New York City and following his gradu- 
ation from Bowdoin joined the Atlantic 
Mutual Insurance Co., where he was an as- 
sistant underwriter. In 1945 he left that 
company to become manager of the Inland 
Marine Department of the American Sure- 
ty Co. of New York. He joined Appleton 

and Cox in 1959. 

Mr. DeGray was a member of the Masons 
and St. Bernard's Episcopal Church in Ber- 
nardsville, N.J. He is survived by his wife, 
Mrs. Hortense Power DeGray, whom he 
married on April 2, 1935, in Newark, N.J.; 
a son, Thomas A. DeGray G'67 of Law- 
renceville, N.J.; two daughters, Mrs. Rich- 
ard H. Herold of Bernardsville and Mrs. 
John H. Boylan of South Hamilton, Mass.; 
three sisters, Mary DeGray, Alice DeGray, 
and Mrs. Theodore Martin, all of Wyckoff, 
N.J.; and six grandchildren. His fraternity 
was Zeta Psi. 

Sydney R. Foster '31 

Sydney Rae Foster, a production supervisor 
and foreman for the Raytheon Manufactur- 
ing Co. in Lowell, Mass., died on Oct. 6, 
1968, in Groton, Mass. Born on Jan. 14, 
1909, in Brookline, Mass., he prepared for 
college at Story High School in Manchester, 
Mass., and following his graduation from 
Bowdoin was for some years manager of 
Thompson's Spa in Boston. He joined Ray- 
theon in 1942 and since 1952 had been as- 
sociated with its Lowell plant. 

A member of the Management Club, the 
Twenty-Five Year Club, and the Raytheon 
golf team, Mr. Foster is survived by his 
wife, Mrs. Dorothy Clarke Foster, whom 
he married on Aug. 26, 1939, in Little Sil- 
ver, N.J.; two sons, David C. Foster of 
South Deerfield, Mass., and Kevin M. Fos- 
ter of Littleton, Mass., who is serving in 
the Army; a brother, Frank Foster Jr. '28 of 
Sharon, Mass.; and a sister, Mrs. John Mar- 
tin of Albuquerque, N.M. His fraternity 
was Beta Theta Pi. 

Richard A. Torrey '31 

Richard Appleton Torrey died on Nov. 21, 
1968, in Groton, Mass., where he was born 
on June 19, 1907. He prepared for college 
at Lawrence Academy in Groton and fol- 
lowing his graduation from Bowdoin taught 
Latin for several years at Groton High 
School. He was employed by the Pepperell 
Card Co. and the George H. Pierce Con- 
struction Co. before joining the Groton 
Leatherboard Co. in 1934, where he worked 
as a laboratory assistant. In addition, he and 
his wife owned and operated the Woodhav- 
en Flower Shop in Groton. 

Mr. Torrey had served as clerk and par- 
ish committee chairman of the First Parish 
(Unitarian) of Groton and sang in the choir 
there for 35 years. Active in fund raising 
campaigns for the Boy Scouts, the Red 
Cross, and other organizations, he had also 
been a member of the Groton Playground 
Commission, secretary-treasurer of the 
Groton Dry Mat Makers Union, a member 
of the Executive Committee of the Macar- 
lo Choral Society, and one of the registrars 
of voters in Groton for six years. He is sur- 
vived by his wife, Mrs. Adelaide Mountain 
Torrey, whom he married in Groton on 
Sept. 29, 1934; and a brother, Phillip N. 
Torrey of Groton. His fraternity was Sig- 
ma Nu. 

John C. Gazlay Jr. '34 

John Chester Gazlay Jr. died unexpectedly 
on Nov. 2, 1968, in New Rochelle, N.Y., 
where he was visiting. Born on June 29, 
1912, in New York City, he prepared for 

college at New Rochelle High School and 
following his graduation from Bowdoin en- 
tered Harvard Business School, from which 
he received a master of business administra- 
tion degree in 1936. He was a salesman with 
the U.S. Gypsum Co. until World War II, 
during which he served for three years as a 
lieutenant in the Navy. In 1946-47 he was 
assistant to the vice president in charge of 
sales in the food division of Clark-Babbitt 
Industries Inc., in Boston. He then joined 
the Star Brush Manufacturing Co. as assis- 
tant sales manager. In 1952 he became asso- 
ciated with the Whiting Milk Co., with 
which he was promoted to wholesale sales 
manager in 1953. 

Mr. Gazlay had been active in the New 
England Milk Dealers' Association, the New 
England Hotel and Restaurant Show, the 
Milk Industry Foundation, the Hingham 
(Mass.) Yacht Club, the Hingham Tennis 
Club, and the Hingham Red Feather Drive. 
In Bowdoin affairs he was from 1950 to 
1952 a director of the Beta Theta Pi Cor- 
poration, was president of the Boston Bow- 
doin Club in 1960-61, was a member of the 
Alumni Council for several years, served 
as a Bowdoin Admissions aide, and took 
part in the 1962 Campus Career Confer- 
ence. While in Brunswick preparing to par- 
ticipate in the 1963 Conference in March, 
he suffered a stroke, but he returned to the 
College that June to attend the meeting of 
the Alumni Council, which honored him 
with a printed citation. In part, it read, 
"Jack Gazlay is an outstanding example of 
loyalty to Bowdoin. We wish especially to 
recognize his effective work with subfresh- 
men, his inspiring leadership as president 
of the Bowdoin Club of Boston, and his en- 
thusiastic participation in the affairs of the 
Alumni Council." 

During his partial recovery from his 
stroke, Mr. Gazlay's main interest was to 
work with and encourage others who had 
had the same experience. He visited often 
with strangers, whose names were given to 
him by speech therapists from the hospital 
and from Boston University, where he ap- 
peared as "Exhibit A" for speech classes in 
order to answer at first hand questions 
which students might have concerning "how 
to learn to live with a stroke." 

Mr. Gazlay was a member of the Lunch- 
eon Club of Boston and the Old Ship 
Church in Hingham. He is survived by his 
wife, Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Burnham Gaz- 
lay, whom he married on Sept. 18, 1942, in 
Washington, D.C.; a son, Army Lt. John C. 
Gazlay III '65; a daughter, Lee Gazlay of 
Hingham; and a brother, Richard C. Gaz- 
lay '36 of New York City. His fraternity 
was Beta Theta Pi. 

William J. Keville Jr. '35 

William James Keville Jr., a real estate and 
insurance broker, died on Jan. 3, 1969, in 
Newton, Mass. Born on July 8, 1909, in 
Brookline, Mass., he prepared for college at 
Belmont (Mass.) High School and at 
Worcester (Mass.) Academy and attended 
Bowdoin from 1931 until 1934. He was en- 
gaged in the real estate business until World 
War II, in which he was a captain in the 
Army Air Corps, with service in Europe. 
After the war he worked in the Loan Guar- 
antee Division of the Veterans Administra- 
tion for five years in Boston and then for 
ten years at the Soldiers' Home in Chelsea, 
Mass. In more recent years he was a real 
estate and insurance broker. 


Mr. Keville was a member of the Ameri- 
can Legion, the Disabled American Veter- 
ans, and the Charitable Irish Society. He is 
survived by his wife, Mrs. Marie O'Connell 
Keville, whom he married on June 20, 1940, 
in Boston; two sons, William J. Keville III 
and Joseph E. Keville, both of Newton, 
Mass.; a sister, Kathleen Keville of Boston; 
and a brother, Edmund V. Keville of Bel- 
mont, Mass. His fraternity was Beta Theta 

F. Jackson Stoddard '35 

Dr. Frederick Jackson Stoddard, a physi- 
cian in Milwaukee, Wis., since 1946, died on 
Dec. 7, 1968, when a tree which was being 
cut down on his farm property five miles 
south of Slinger, Wis., fell on him. Born on 
Jan. 28, 1914, in Milwaukee, he prepared 
for college at Milwaukee Country Day 
School and following his graduation from 
Bowdoin entered the University of Wiscon- 
sin, from which he received a master's de- 
gree in anatomy in 1937. In 1939 he re- 
ceived his M.D. degree at the University of 
Pennsylvania. He then interned and did his 
residency in obstetrics and gynecology at 
the University of Michigan between 1939 
and 1944, when he entered the Navy, spend- 
ing the next two years as a lieutenant in the 
Medical Corps. He left the Navy in 1946 
and set up practice in Milwaukee. Since 
1947 he had also been a member of the fac- 
ulty at Marquette University School of 
Medicine, where in both 1956 and 1959 the 
junior class honored him with the Teach- 
ing Award as the Clinical Lecturer of the 
Year. He had served as chairman of the 
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology 
at Columbia Hospital and Lutheran Hos- 
pital of Milwaukee and as vice president of 
the Medical Staff at Milwaukee County 
Hospital, where he was in charge of the 
gynecological-endocrine clinic. 

A former president of the Milwaukee 
Academy in Medicine, Dr. Stoddard was 
secretary of the Milwaukee Surgical Soci- 
ety, president of the Travel Club of the Cen- 
tral Association of Obstetricians and Gyne- 
cologists, a charter member of the Civil 
War Round Table, and a charter member 
and past president of the Milwaukee Gyne- 
cological Society. He was also a member of 
the American College of Obstetrics and 
Gynecology, the Central Association of 
Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and the 
Wisconsin Obstetrical Society. A board 
member of the Milwaukee Psychiatric Ser- 
vices, he was the author of a number of ar- 
ticles in medical journals, many of them 
dealing with endocrinology. His best known 
book was Case Studies in Obstetrics and 
Gynecology. In Bowdoin affairs he was for 
several years a member of the Alumni 
Council, representing the Bowdoin Club of 
Milwaukee. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. 
Annette Dods Stoddard, whom he married 
in Ann Arbor, Mich., on Sept. 7, 1940; a 
son, Dr. Frederick J. Stoddard Jr. '64 of 
New Haven, Conn.; four daughters, Ann B. 
Stoddard, Eloise J. Stoddard, Mary Stod- 
dard, and June Stoddard, all of Milwaukee; 
and a brother, Charles H. Stoddard of Du- 
luth, Minn. His fraternity was Alpha Delta 

Robert D. Fleischner '39 

Robert Dixon Fleischner, president of Rem- 
ington Advertising Inc., in Springfield, 

Mass., died on Nov. 5, 1968, at his home in 
Springfield. Born on Jan. 25, 1918, in Wat- 
ertown, Mass., he prepared for college at 
Belmont (Mass.) High School and follow- 
ing his graduation from Bowdoin entered 
the life insurance business in Boston. From 
1942 until 1946 he was in the Army Air 
Corps as a staff sergeant, with service in 
Belgium and Germany. He was with the 
New England Mutual Life Insurance Com- 
pany in Boston from 1946 until 1948, when 
he became manager of sales promotion with 
the Lens Division of the American Optical 
Co. in Southbridge, Mass. In 1952 he be- 
came associated with Remington Advertis- 
ing and in 1960 was elected vice president 
and secretary of that firm. In 1966 Reming- 
ton was newly organized and he became its 

Mr. Fleischner organized and was the 
first president of the New England Mutual 
Players, had been active in the Woodstock 
(Conn.) Players, and had served as a direc- 
tor of the Worcester County Heart Fund. 
He was president of the Springfield Adver- 
tising Club and a member of the Valley 
Press Club, the Kiwanis Club, and St. Bar- 
nabas Episcopal Church. In 1966 he was 
cited by the Joint Civic Agencies of Spring- 
field for his volunteer role in the activities 
of its Retail Trade Board. 

In Bowdoin affairs he was class agent for 
1939 in the Alumni Fund from 1949 until 
1966 and was for a number of years presi- 
dent of the Springfield Bowdoin Club. He 
also took part in several Campus Career 
Conferences as a moderator and a panelist. 

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Beatrice 
Stewart Fleischner, whom he married on 
Nov. 25, 1944, in Bar Harbor; two sons, 
Robert D. Fleischner Jr., who is a student 
at Boston College Law School, and George 
H. Fleischner, a freshman at Northeastern 
University; a daughter, Janice A. Fleisch- 
ner, a senior at Westfield (Mass.) State Col- 
lege; and his mother, Mrs. Chester O. 
Fleischner of Springfield. His fraternity was 
Delta Upsilon. 

Donald N. Koughan '45 

Donald Nash Koughan, a civilian employee 
with the Department of the Navy, died on 
Nov. 19, 1968, in Springfield, Va., following 
a long illness. Born on Oct. 18, 1923, in 
Newton, Mass., he prepared for college at 
Newton High School, at the Huntington 
School in Boston, and at the Manter Hall 
School in Cambridge, Mass. He was grad- 
uated with honors from Bowdoin in 1944, 
was awarded a master of arts degree at the 
University of Chicago in 1947, and was a 
1966 graduate of the Defense Weapons Sys- 
tems Management Center in Dayton, Ohio. 
He was a member of the National Associa- 
tion of Accountants and the American So- 
ciety of Military Comptrollers. 

After several years in teaching, journal- 
ism, and public relations, Mr. Koughan en- 
tered government service in 1952 as a com- 
munications specialist at the Brunswick 
Naval Air Station. He became deputy 
comptroller of the Station in 1956 and in 
1960 was selected for the Bureau of Naval 
Weapons Career Development Program. He 
subsequently served as a senior financial 
management specialist and management 
analyst in Field Performance Systems Of- 
fices at the Naval Ordnance Plant in Forest 
Park, 111., and the Marine Corps Air Station 
in Quantico, Va. In 1963 he was selected to 
head the Program Review Branch and later 

became special assistant for program ap- 
praisal with the Bureau for Naval Weapons. 
He joined the Navy's Automated Control 
and Landing Systems Project Office in Dec- 
ember 1964 and was responsible for proj- 
ect personnel, training, management infor- 
mation, and public affairs programs. 

Mr. Koughan is survived by his wife, 
Mrs. Evelyn White Holmes Koughan, whom 
he married on Nov. 28, 1963, in Westport 
Island; a daughter, Sheila Koughan; his par- 
ents, Daniel F. Koughan '09 and Mrs. 
Koughan of Newton, Mass.; and a brother, 
John P. Koughan '41 of Amityville, L.I., 
N.Y. His fraternity was Beta Theta Pi. 

Leland B. Hamilton '50 

Leland Barnes Hamilton, owner of the 
Hamilton Hardware Co. in Clinton, Mass., 
died on Jan. 6, 1969, at the Clinton Hos- 
pital after a brief illness. Born on May 4, 
1927, in Clinton, he prepared for college at 
the local high school and served in the Navy 
in 1945-46 before entering Bowdoin in Feb- 
ruary 1947. He was graduated in 1950 and 
returned to Clinton, where he operated the 
Hamilton Hardware Co. 

Mr. Hamilton was a corporator of the 
Clinton Savings Bank, a former president 
of the Clinton Red Cross, and a member of 
the Rotary Club. He was also secretary of 
the Nashoba Valley Chess Club, a member 
of the Clinton Turn Verein, a director of 
the Clinton Lassie League, and treasurer of 
The Week's Fund. He was active in Boy 
Scout and Cub Scout work and was a mem- 
ber of the Church of the Good Shepherd in 
Clinton. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. 
Jean MacWhinnie Hamilton, whom he mar- 
ried on June 11, 1955, in Lynn, Mass.; a 
son, Scott F. Hamilton; a daughter, Gail A. 
Hamilton; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John 
D. Hamilton of Clinton; and a sister, Mrs. 
J. Perry Fraser of Scotia, N.Y. His frater- 
nity was Chi Psi. 

James A. Auld '70 

James Alan Auld, a member of the junior 
class, drowned on Oct. 11, 1968, while scu- 
ba diving off Land's End at Bailey Island 
with three of his classmates. Born on April 
23, 1948, in Pittsburgh, Pa., he prepared for 
Bowdoin at North Allegheny Junior-Senior 
High School, where he was treasurer of his 
class as a senior. He was also a member of 
the art staff of the yearbook, a member of 
the track team, the National Honor Society, 
and the Spanish Honor Society. He was a 
finalist in the American Field Service Sum- 
mer Abroad Program and received a Letter 
of Commendation from the National Merit 
Scholarship Corporation. He was also the 
recipient of an Allegheny County Excep- 
tionally Able Youth Award and finished 
first in a class of 430 seniors. 

At Bowdoin Mr. Auld was a member of 
the Student Union Committee as a sopho- 
more. He earned his class numerals on the 
freshman swimming team. A history major, 
he was on the Dean's List. He is survived 
by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John P. Auld 
of Pittsburgh; two brothers, Robert F. Auld 
of Allison Park, Pa., and John H. Auld II, 
a first-year law student at Dickinson Law 
School; a sister, Karen, who is a senior at 
Baldwin-Wallace College; and his grand- 
mothers, Mrs. Naomi P. Auld and Mrs. 
Margaret Graham. His fraternity was Alpha 
Kappa Sigma. 


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Thomas Morgan Brown '67 

They came back. 

And Bowdoin's glad they did. 

Every June hundreds of alum- 
ni return to the campus for 
reunion and commencement, 
and Bowdoin's glad they do. 
It's one way alumni can keep 
up with their fast-changing 
alma mater while having fun 
in the process. 

This year's activities begin 
with a reception for retiring 
faculty and staff members on 
Thursday, June 12. Friday's 

activities include the commis- 
sioning of ROTC graduates, 
the Alumni Association lunch, 
commencement lecture, fra- 
ternity corporation meetings, 
and the President's Reception 
(a good chance to meet Bow- 
doin's New Leader). Saturday 

will feature the commence- 
ment parade, exercises, and 

In between the scheduled 
events there will be plenty of 
time for reunions with class- 
mates (check the Class News 
columns of this issue for the 

location of your class's head- 
quarters), to meet new and 
old faculty members, and to 
visit the Art and Arctic Mu- 

Why don't you come back 
June 12-14? You'll be glad 
you did! 

Commencement and Reunion, June 12-14 


Vol. 43, No. 3 Spring 1969 

Report of the 

Study Committee on 

Underclass Campus Environment 

If you happen to be in Camden this 
summer, stop by to see the schooner 
Bowdoin, veteran of 26 voyages and 
more than 300,000 miles of Arctic 
travel with Rear Admiral Donald B. 
MacMillan '98 in command. She's been 
reoutfitted and is resting comfortably 
in her new home port. 

Bowdoin Alumnus. Volume 43, Number 3, Spring 1969. Published quarterly by Bowdoin College, 
Brunswick, Maine 04011. Second-class postage paid at Brunswick, Maine. Edward Born '57, 
editor. Robert M. Cross '45, associate editor. Edith E. Lyon, Dorothy E. Weeks, assistants. 
Opinions expressed in the Alumnus are those of the authors, not of the College. Member of 
the American Alumni Council. 

Report of the 
Study Committee on 
Underclass Campus Environment 


In terms of its possible long-range implications, the Report 
of the Study Committee on Underclass Campus Environ- 
ment is one of the most significant in Bowdoin's history. 

In weighing its recommendations, which appear on pages 
3-4, one should bear in mind: 

— The composition of the committee. Every member, 
whether he represents the Governing Boards, Faculty, alumni, 
or students, has class numerals following his name. In that 
sense all members are (or, in the case of one student, soon 
will be) alumni. 

— The thoroughness with which the committee conducted 
its study. The number of meetings at Bowdoin and elsewhere, 
the number of interviews conducted, and the amount of pub- 
lished and unpublished materials collected from this college 
and others — all recorded in Appendix A — reveal how serious- 
ly the committee took its charge to examine every aspect of 
student life outside the classroom. 

— The candor of the committee during its investigations. 
Perhaps it was best reflected in discussions between committee 
members and others in the college community, but it was also 
revealed in an article by the committee's chairman in the 
Summer 1968 Alumnus. 

— The degree of unanimity in the committee's recommen- 

Against the backdrop of world-wide student unrest, the 
study was well timed. Inevitably, the turbulence on some of 
the nation's campuses led the committee into areas only be- 
ginning to be staked out when it started its work nearly two 
years ago. For instance, in recommending that representatives 
of the Faculty should attend meetings of the Governing 
Boards, the committee was taking a view of college gover- 
nance and its relationship to student life hardly imaginable 
only a few years ago. In recommending an expansion of the 
enrollment for curricular as well as extracurricular reasons, 
however, the committee again recognized what President 
Coles referred to as the "total environment" of the College 

when he proposed the Senior Year Program and Center. 

The following report was sent to members of the Govern- 
ing Boards in advance of their June meetings. Hence, they 
were prepared to act on several of the committee's recom- 
mendations, which were also supported by other committees 
of the Boards. Specifically, the Governing Boards 

— Will meet next on February 6, 1970, when the College 
is in session. Previously, the stated midwinter meetings have 
occurred between the fall and spring semesters, and trustees 
and overseers had no opportunity to see the College "at 

— Authorized the creation of an ad hoc committee to rec- 
ommend ways for members of the Governing Boards to ob- 
serve and participate more fully than they have in the past in 
what they described as "the life of the College." 

— Created a special Governing Boards Committee on Stu- 
dent Environment. It will include representatives of the Fac- 
ulty and students as advisory members. 

— Authorized me, and I quote from the vote, "to invite up 
to three members of the Faculty to attend all meetings of The 
President and Trustees and up to three members of the Fac- 
ulty to attend all meetings of the Board of Overseers, said 
Faculty representatives to be chosen as the President of the 
College may determine and to be given the opportunity to 
participate fully in all the business of said meetings with the 
exception of voting." 

— Authorized an increase in the enrollment to 1200 stu- 
dents, and again I quote from the vote, "it being understood 
that said increase in enrollment is expected to be attained in 
a gradual way as specific programs now under consideration 
and which may be proposed are reviewed and approved by 
the Governing Boards, it also being understood that some of 
these programs may involve the inclusion of women in the 
undergraduate body." 

This vote, I think, deserves amplification. One should not 
assume that Bowdoin "has gone coed," will soon add 300 


women to the enrollment, and that all 1200 students will be 
undergraduates. What the Boards have said is this: If, in or- 
der for Bowdoin to remain an outstanding liberal arts college, 
it is necessary and desirable to increase the enrollment up to 
1200, to admit women undergraduates, and to admit addi- 
tional graduate students in various fields (we presently have 
several in mathematics), the Governing Boards stand ready 
to review programs based on such assumptions and will ap- 
prove those that have merit and can be afforded. 

Bowdoin is no less dedicated to the proposition "that liter- 
ary institutions are founded and endowed for the common 
good, and not for the private advantage of those who resort 
to them" than it was some 167 years ago when President 
McKeen gave his Opening of College address. The world 
today, however, is very different from the one in which he first 
uttered those words, and we will have to change some of the 
traditional trappings that have surrounded a Bowdoin educa- 
tion if the College is to remain faithful to his charge. 

Without the careful work of the Study Committee on Un- 
derclass Campus Environment, so ably headed by its chair- 
man, Trustee William Curtis Pierce '28, the Governing Boards 
might not have been in a position to take the important steps 
they did at their June meetings. For this, Bowdoin College 
must forever remain in debt to the diligence of Mr. Pierce and 
his committee. 

Roger Howell Jr. '58 
July 2, 1969 



The following report has been submitted to the Govern- 
ing Boards by the Study Committee on Underclass Cam- 
pus Environment. An article entitled "Life on Campus/An In- 
terim Report," based on the committee's preliminary report, 
appeared in the Summer 1968 Alumnus. We hope that alum- 
ni will find this, the final report, of interest. It is not, however, 
to be considered a commitment by the College. Obviously, the 
College's present budget situation will have an important bear- 
ing on the extent to which this report is carried out. 

William C. Pierce '28 


The Study Committee on Underclass Campus Environ- 
ment was appointed by President Coles in the summer of 
1967. He had been authorized by the Governing Boards to do 
so in June of that year. The action of the Boards was prompted 
by the report submitted by Thomas H. Allen and Douglas P. 
Bicklen, both of the Class of 1967, recommending that frater- 
nities be abolished at Bowdoin and asking that a committee 
consisting of members of the Governing Boards, Faculty, 
alumni, and undergraduates be appointed to study the subject. 
Preceding the report was an article by them and John P. Ran- 
ahan '67 in the Alumnus entitled "Fraternities Must Go." 

The committee's mandate was not restricted to questions 
involving fraternities but extended to all questions relating to 
the campus environment for the three lower classes outside 
the classroom. 

As the Allen-Bicklen Report recommended, the committee 
consists of two trustees, two overseers, two faculty members, 

four representatives of the alumni, and two undergraduates. 
Two undergraduate members, Charles F. Adams III '68 and 
Brett J. Markel '69, served during the 1967-68 academic year. 
Two other undergraduates, John B. Cole '70 and William K. 
Moberg '69, served during the 1968-69 academic year. All 
contributed substantially to the work of the committee. At 
the request of the committee, the College has made A. Dean 
Abelon, administrative assistant in the Development Office, 
available to the committee as its secretary. 

Appendix A to this report lists the committee meetings in 
Brunswick and elsewhere, statistics on its interviews, and 
the reference material studied. Briefly, the committee met 
nine times in Brunswick (and four of these meetings were 
two-day sessions) and once each at Williams, Colby, Hamil- 
ton-Kirkland, and Amherst. The committee is most grateful 
for the time and effort of the faculty members, administrators, 
and students at Williams, Colby, Hamilton, Kirkland, and 
Amherst who made its visits to those institutions so interesting 
and helpful. 

Following the committee's organization meeting on Sep- 
tember 6, 1967, letters were sent to all members of the Faculty 
and notices were published in the Orient and the Whispering 
Pines inviting faculty members, alumni, and students to meet 
with the committee, either singly or in groups, to express their 
views. Written expressions of views were also solicited. Later, 
a total of 216 members of the three upper classes, whose 
names were selected at random, were asked to meet with pairs 
of members of the committee on November 18, 1967. A total 
of 75 freshmen, similarly selected, were invited to appear on 
February 10, 1968. While we were disappointed that more of 
them did not respond, we feel that we have heard a substan- 
tial cross section of the views of faculty members and under- 

We endeavored to invite, at one time or another, all or- 
ganized undergraduate groups to send representatives to meet 
with the committee. 

In June 1968, the committee submitted a preliminary re- 
port to the Governing Boards. An article containing the sub- 
stance of the preliminary report appeared in the Summer 1968 
Alumnus. The preliminary report was principally devoted 
to pointing out questions the committee was studying, and 
some of the factors the committee was taking into considera- 
tion in its study. Our purpose in submitting the preliminary 
report and in publishing the article in the Alumnus was to 
inform those who might be interested, and in particular the 
alumni, of the committee's activities, with the hope that com- 
ments and suggestions might be stimulated. 

At the time we wrote our preliminary report, we felt that 
there was a pervasive feeling of apathy at Bowdoin. This con- 
clusion was based on the lack of student interest or participa- 
tion in the traditional extracurricular activities, including the 
interfraternity track meet, and, to a large measure, in fraterni- 
ties. Since the date of our preliminary report, however, we 
have modified our views as to the extent and nature of this 
feeling of apathy. We believe it is more accurate to state that 
Bowdoin students are less interested in the traditional types 
of extracurricular activities. This is not to say, however, that 
they are apathetic. On the contrary, they have demonstrated 
active interest and participation in a number of activities 
which were not in existence when some members of this com- 
mittee were in college. These activities, both organized and 
unorganized, are outwardly directed and of a community 
nature. 1 

I. Summary and Conclusions 

WE favor the continuance of strong fraternities at Bow- 
doin. However, there is an increasing disaffection 
from fraternities among Bowdoin undergraduates. The rea- 
sons for this are complex but certain facts are clear. The num- 
ber of independents has risen sharply in recent years. In the 
spring of 1969, the number stands at 117. To this number 
must be added most of the 225 seniors and married students 
whose contacts with their fraternities are for the most part 
casual and irregular. 

When a fraternity's membership begins to decline, the 
finely drawn economics of the Bowdoin system tend to accel- 
erate the decline. And some houses enter a limbo where they 
lack sufficient vitality to provide the benefits a good fraternity 
system can give. 

The College has an unequivocal obligation to improve the 
quality of student life, whether in strong or weak fraternities, 
or in independent groups. It has a particular obligation to 
prevent students from being caught in the limbo of a debili- 
tated fraternity house. This obligation gives the College the 
duty and the opportunity to experiment with a different pat- 
tern of living. 

When fewer than a minimum number take their meals reg- 
ularly in a fraternity dining room, unhealthy conditions result 
and the dining room should be closed. When fewer than a 
minimum number live in a fraternity house, or when a frater- 
nity has fewer than a minimum number of dues-paying mem- 
bers, the resulting strain on the remaining members tends to 
frustrate the educational purposes of the College, and the 
fraternity should be suspended. When a periodic inspection 
shows that conditions in a fraternity house constitute a health 
or safety hazard, the fraternity should be required to remedy 
the situation; and, if it is not remedied, the use of the house 
should be suspended. 

We recommend that a management survey be conducted 
by the administrative staff of the College to provide the frater- 
nities with information, guidelines, and economic data. Each 
fraternity could then use the survey to evaluate its perfor- 
mance and to compare its status with that of other fraterni- 
ties on the campus. 

We believe that there is a need for a new dormitory and 
recommend that plans (some of which we suggest) be 
adopted to use the fraternity houses which elect to suspend 
their operations. 

We believe that the College, by providing a social alterna- 
tive for those disaffected from fraternities, would strengthen 
the remaining fraternities. 

We reiterate the recommendation so often made that orien- 
tation, in the present Bowdoin sense of that word (hazing), 
be abolished. 

Size of the College 
Even at 950, Bowdoin will soon find itself a tiny college. 
We are impressed with the need to increase in size by 300 to 
600 students in order to offer the variety of courses to which 
we feel our students are entitled if we are to remain a first- 
class institution. The question is whether to add male or fe- 
male students. 

Admission of Women Undergraduates 
We have concluded that Bowdoin should abandon its long 
tradition as an all-male college. We believe that some form 
of coeducation is one of the most pressing needs of the Col- 
lege and the step best calculated to give new vitality to the 
Bowdoin community. 

Bowdoin can no longer ignore the positive advantages to 
be derived from including women in the academic commu- 

nity. Nor can it afford to be complacent about its ability to 
attract male students of high quality when in five years almost 
all of its principal competitors will have admitted women. 

It is noteworthy that both faculty members and students are 
heartily in favor of some form of coeducation. 

We find no significant positive values in continuing as an 
all-male college. 

We believe that qualified women applicants will seek ad- 
mission to Bowdoin and that between 300 and 600 women 
students should be included in the College in addition to a 
male enrollment of slightly more than 900. 

The committee envisions at least two possible organizations 
for a college of 1200-1500 young men and women. These 
will be discussed in greater detail elsewhere in this report. 
Some members of the committee favor a coordinate college 
within walking distance of the present campus, with cross 
registration in classes, and with some common facilities. Other 
committee members, not persuaded by the arguments for co- 
ordination, favor the prompt admission of women to a Bow- 
doin that would be'fully coeducational. 

All members of the committee recognize the practical eco- 
nomics which will shape the decision. It would cost less to 
add women to the existing Bowdoin than it would to start a 
coordinate college. On the other hand, there may be sources 

of funds for a coordinate college which would not be avail- 
able for a more conventional coeducational project. 

Faculty-Student Contacts 
We need to work out ways to stimulate more informal fac- 
ulty contacts, especially with students in the three lower 
classes. The presence of large numbers of young women, with 
their generally superior ability to handle social situations, 
would help to make such informal contacts between faculty 
members and both male and female students much easier. 

Contacts with Governing Boards 

We recommend that: 

There be created a permanent Governing Boards Commit- 
tee on Student Environment; 

All members of the Governing Boards should spend at 
least one day each year on the campus when the College is in 
session and when they have no committee business. Possibly 
this can best be done by the College's arranging programs for 
small groups on various dates throughout the year; 

Members of the Faculty, chosen by the Faculty, be per- 
mitted to attend all meetings of the Governing Boards with 
the right to take part in discussions but without the right 
to vote. 

II. Fraternities 

We favor the continuance of strong fraternities at Bow- 
doin. We recognize, however, that since the fraternity 
system is showing signs of weakness and obsolescence, the 
College must immediately prepare alternatives for the increas- 
ing number of independents and for the likelihood that one or 
more fraternity houses may decide to close. 2 

We also recognize the College's responsibility for the qual- 
ity of student life. The College cannot permit the continuance 
of living arrangements that cause prolonged stress and dis- 
traction. Neither should the College permit any fraternity to 
continue if it does not meet minimum standards for the 
health of its members and the physical safety of those who 
live in its house. 

Historical Position of Fraternities 
Fraternities have existed at Bowdoin for more than 125 
years. Effective fraternities provide the advantages of small 
living groups with some degree of self-governance within the 
framework of the College. They provide experience in leader- 
ship and in managing their own finances and other affairs. 
Through fraternities, students have achieved mutual ties of 
association with a continuity beyond their years in college. 
Professor Stanley Perkins Chase wrote in 1944: 
"The survival of fraternities at Bowdoin is a matter of im- 
portance because, in the course of years, they have become so 
firmly built into the social structure of the College that it is 
difficult to think of Bowdoin without them. Membership in a 
fraternity provides much more than an attractive eating club, 
agreeable companionship, occasional house parties, and com- 
petition in inter-fraternity track meets. To many graduates, 
such membership has meant a valuable training in the care of 
material property and in the maintenance of good relations 
with the town and with other groups, cooperation with the 
Dean and the faculty advisor in promoting scholarship and 

manly conduct among the younger brothers, and comradely 
association with alumni in the management of chapter affairs. 
At Bowdoin, loyalty to a fraternity has been found in practice 
to be an excellent means of developing loyalty to the College 
itself and to the larger interests which the College serves." 

This statement, with which few would have expressed dis- 
agreement at the time it was written, now seems like romantic 

Their Present Situation 
Twenty-five years after Professor Chase wrote, we find a 
sharply increasing trend away from fraternities. The Cen- 
tralized Dining Service submits the following statistics on the 
number of students who take their meals at the Moulton 

September 1966: 


June 1967: 


September 1967: 


June 1968: 


September 1968: 


May 1969: 


This change has occurred without any alternatives having 
been provided for underclass social life. It should be pointed 
out, as well, that after they move to the Senior Center, few 
seniors take any active part in their fraternities. In our visits 
to Amherst, Colby, and Hamilton, we found the same trend. 
At our meetings with fraternity presidents, we were told that 
the number of the disaffected may be as large as 30 percent of 
the three lower classes. From other sources we have had es- 
timates as high as 50 percent. As we said above, one fraternity 
has already announced that it is ending its operations at the 
end of this academic year. 

The current disaffection from fraternities points to the 
necessity and, in fact, creates the opportunity for Bowdoin to 
experiment with something different. That "something differ- 
ent" should provide a competitive alternative with fraternities. 
It should cause fraternities to raise their social and intellectual 

standards in order to make themselves more attractive to 
prospective pledges and to become more closely identified 
with the offer of the College. 

It is hoped that the response to the challenge imposed by 
the current disaffection and the proposed competitive alterna- 
tive will result in an evolution of the fraternity system based 
on the values to be found in belonging to a relatively small 
group of contemporaries selected by something less imper- 
sonal than random choice by a computer. 

Fraternity membership of a substantial number of persons 
who have no interest in the system but who remain within it 
because of social pressures, or lack of any alternative, serious- 
ly weakens the system. When the existence of an attractive 
social alternative makes it unnecessary for such a person to 
join a fraternity, the fraternities which remain should be 
stronger for it. 

There are many in the College who want to continue with 
the fraternity system. We would also point to one of the col- 
leges whose social system we studied where, five years after 
the fraternify houses were taken over by the college, six of the 
15 fraternities were still in existence, with a membership of 
something like 30 percent of the eligible students, with activi- 
ties limited to weekly meetings in rooms made available by 
the college. ! 

While it is true that fraternity houses may offer fertile soil 
for the sowing of wild oats, it is also true that the usual college 
undergraduate is at the age when wild oats are sown. To 
place the blame on the fraternity system is hardly fair. Frater- 
nities are also criticized as providing a "refuge" from the fac- 
ulty. However, as we point out later, some fraternities are 
making commendable efforts to increase the quality of stu- 
dent-faculty relationships. 

We have inquired into the effect that fraternities may have 
on applications for admission to the College but have found 
little evidence that they are a significant hindrance. 

We are very much pleased to be able to point out that the 
leaders in some of the fraternities are making a continuing 
and honest effort to make their fraternities responsible and 
purposeful components of the college community. 

We conclude that those who would destroy the system by 
fiat from above have not met the burden of proving that that 
is the wisest course. We submit that the students themselves 
will, and should, ultimately determine the evolution of the 
system within the framework of the College. 

In either system, the fraternity system or an alternative sys- 
tem supplied by the College, which we suggest below, or a 
combination of the two, the student should be free to make 
his own choice. Whichever alternative a student wants, he 
should be able to select. 

Those who would like to be part of a very active group- 
oriented and self-conscious society, such as a fraternity, 
should have this privilege. Those who are jealous of their in- 
dependence should not be forced by social pressure to aban- 
don it. Those who are attracted by alternatives should be able 
to take advantage of other ways of living. 

Morale, Health and Safety 

There are some matters about the functioning of fraterni- 
ties at Bowdoin today which give us grave concern. 

It seems clear that where less than a minimum number of 
persons regularly have their meals in a fraternity dining room, 
the economics of dining room operations are such that whole- 
some food cannot regularly be provided. Similarly, when a 

fraternity has fewer than a minimum number of dues-paying 
members, or when fewer than a minimum number of persons 
live in a house, the house fails to operate effectively, and it is 
a difficult, wearing struggle for the fraternity to meet taxes, 
insurance, costs of repairs, cleaning, maintenance, etc. The 
minimum numbers, which may vary from fraternity to frater- 
nity, should be determined for each fraternity objectively 
through the management survey recommended below. 

These unhealthy conditions result in severe tension and 
strain within the house. The resulting environment is not con- 
ducive to a liberal arts education and inhibits the satisfactory 
development of the individual. It should be the primary con- 
cern of a student at Bowdoin to acquire an education, not to 
dissipate his time and energy struggling to preserve the life of 
a dying social organization of which he may not even have 
heard before coming to Bowdoin. The advantages of strong 
fraternities which we have previously pointed out become dis- 
advantages in a house that is struggling to survive. 

We therefore recommend that if, at the beginning of any 
semester, fewer than the minimum number of persons are 
listed by the Centralized Dining Service as taking their meals 
in a particular fraternity, its dining room be closed and ar- 
rangements be made for those who would otherwise take their 
meals there to have their meals elsewhere, perhaps in another 
fraternity house. 

We also recommend that if a fraternity has fewer than the 
minimum number of persons living in the house which shall 
have been established for it, the fraternity be suspended unless 
the fraternity's alumni corporation and undergraduates can 
fully satisfy the College that activities can continue in the 
house on an economically sound basis, and with a sufficient 
number of active members to give reasonable assurance of the 
fraternity's future. 

Because fraternities are an integral part of student life at 
Bowdoin, the College cannot dissociate itself from the opera- 
tion of the fraternities, or rely on the fact that their houses are 
owned by fraternity corporations. Accordingly, the College 
should exercise continuing supervision over the health and 
safety of the occupants and of those who take their meals 
there. We therefore recommend that the College establish a 
periodic physical inspection of all fraternity houses and peri- 
odically examine the economic affairs of each fraternity. 

If, on the basis of such a periodic inspection, any house is 
found to be a health, fire, or other safety hazard, we recom- 
mend that the College inform the officers of the fraternity, 
and of its alumni corporation, of the details of the hazard and 
advise them that, if the hazard is not corrected within a stated 
period, the house will be closed. The period should be fixed 
in each case having regard, among other things, to the hazard 
involved, and the difficulty and expense of remedying it. 

What the Alternatives Might Be 
The increase in the number of independents and the other 
considerations discussed above indicate that the College needs 
and should provide a new dormitory, preferably with facilities 
for small social gatherings. We do not recommend the crea- 
tion of a "junior" Senior Center. We believe that such a step 
would commit us to a fixed pattern of living style and that 
would be undesirable. We recognize the fact that the building 
of a new dormitory might cause a further drain on the frater- 
nities in men and money. However, we feel that it is a step 
that should be taken. 

Obviously, with its present and prospective budget situa- 

tion, the College could not afford to build a social dormitory 
at the present time on its own account. It is therefore recom- 
mended that an investigation be made of the possibility of 
having an institutional investor build such a dormitory in an 
arrangement with the College that would assure the investor of 
a minimum return on its investment, or of the possibility of 
building such a dormitory with government assistance. 

We must also be prepared with plans for the use of the 
houses of any fraternities which suspend operations or whose 
houses are taken over by the College (subject to their physical 
condition being such that it is economically feasible to use 
them) . The houses might be used for: 

( 1 ) Students coming to Bowdoin on the college exchange. 

(2) Dormitories, with their capacities increased by con- 
verting some of the public rooms, including dining room and 
kitchen, to student rooms but retaining rooms for social 

(3) Operation by an outside contractor, guaranteed a 
minimum income, who would operate the house as a dor- 
mitory (preferably with a room for social gatherings) in com- 
petition with college accommodations at such rents as he 
might fix, the College reserving the right to enforce minimum 
housing standards. 

(4) A small union or social center with students' rooms on 
the second and third floors. 

(5) A central dining facility for one, two or three frater- 
nities which might discontinue their own dining arrange- 
ments. Dining arrangements could be contracted out to some- 
one either selected by the College or by the fraternities (or 
other groups) dining there. Upstairs rooms could, again, be 
used for students' rooms, and provision should be made for 
social gatherings. 

Indeed, the latter suggestion might present a new departure 
for fraternities and lead to a significant change in the present 
static fraternity system. 

It is suggested that the economics of the operation of fra- 
ternity houses along the foregoing lines be studied by the 
College's staff. 

We would oppose a residential system which would house 
together, under college sponsorship, groups with specialized 
interests. We believe there are educational advantages to be 
gained in mixing students with varied backgrounds and dif- 
ferent interests. We see no comparable advantage to housing 
together students linked by a strong common interest in any 
particular field. 

Possible Assistance for Fraternities 
We feel that the College should provide some help for 
fraternities through making a management survey of frater- 
nity operations by members of the College administrative 
staff. Such a survey would be of substantial assistance to 
house treasurers having trouble with their budgets. It would 
also be desirable in order to form a basis for fixing with some 

degree of accuracy the minimum numbers necessary for each 
fraternity dining room and each fraternity house to operate 
effectively, as discussed above. We recommend that these 
minimum numbers be fixed by a committee consisting of fac- 
ulty members, administrators, and undergraduates. 

It would be helpful if the fraternities themselves, or their 
alumni representatives, could investigate what funds might be 
available for maintenance and rehabilitation of the houses if 
tax deductible contributions could be made by their alumni 
for such purposes. 

One college we visited, after taking title to the fraternity 
houses there a few years ago, now leases the houses back to 
the fraternity corporations. One of the purposes of this ma- 
neuver was to enable fraternity alumni to contribute to their 
houses on a tax deductible basis. We were informed that the 
results have been disappointing. 


As our final recommendation regarding fraternities, we 
would repeat the recommendation made in our preliminary 
report. Orientation is the modern equivalent of hazing. It has 
no place among undergraduates in college today. To the ex- 
tent that it is desirable to teach the freshmen about the back- 
ground of the fraternity, its songs, etc., such information can 
be made available in the form of a brochure comparable to 
the "Freshman Bible." 

As we said before, the present demands of a fraternity on 
a freshman's time, and the distractions created by the present 
fraternity orientation, tend to affect adversely his intellectual 
interests at the most impressionable time in his college career. 

The pressures to conform too often are pressures to con- 
form to the lowest common denominator. This is particularly 
true with respect to fraternity orientation. It has been pointed 
out to us that it is at this time that students who may have 
had strong intellectual interests at high school are inclined to 
lose their intellectual zeal. We fear that the orientation sys- 
tem must bear a large share of the blame. We therefore reit- 
erate our recommendation that it be abolished; and we ex- 
press the hope that, with substantial numbers of college stu- 
dents remaining outside of, or leaving, the fraternity system, 
freshmen will find themselves in an environment where the 
temptation to conform for the sake of conforming will be 
least compelling. 

It is, therefore, our conclusion that the College should en- 
courage strong fraternities to continue at Bowdoin within the 
framework of the College. However, the increasing number 
of those who choose to leave the fraternity system, or who 
choose not to enter it at all, together with the closing of one 
fraternity house and the possibility that others may close, pre- 
sents the College with the duty and the opportunity to experi- 
ment with a different type of social environment. 

III. Size of the College 

A faculty recommendation that the College be increased 
in size was presented to the meeting of the Governing 
Boards in June 1968. That recommendation was referred to 
this committee for further study. 

We conclude that the College should be increased in size, 
in an orderly manner over a period of time, by somewhere 
between 300 and 600 students. Although our recommenda- 
tion may seem surprising to those who still think of Bowdoin 
as a college of 600, we are by present standards a very small 
college and will soon be a tiny one. The current enrollment at 
Amherst is 1232; Wesleyan, 1654; and Williams, 1267. 

A college with an enrollment and endowment such as ours 
encounters increasing difficulty in offering the variety of 
courses that should be available at a first-class institution. We 
have in mind, for example, courses dealing with contempo- 
rary problems (such as urban studies), those covering the 
background and history of the emerging nations (including 
African and Oriental studies), and additional language of- 
ferings. But there is also a need for additional offerings in sub- 
jects which are already a part of our curriculum. Moreover, 
larger size and the concomitant increased diversity in academ- 
ic offerings, in turn, make possible a greater amount and 
variety in cultural activities outside the classroom. 

Throughout the 20th century, the growth in knowledge has 
exerted unremitting pressure on the undergraduate curricu- 
lum, and Bowdoin's expansion since the days of President 
Hyde has been in part a response to it. At present, colleges 
most nearly comparable to Bowdoin are broadening their of- 
ferings as they simultaneously increase their enrollments. 

Although larger enrollments at Amherst, Wesleyan, and 
Williams are not the sole factors, it is significant that these 
colleges are currently offering a wider variety of courses than 
it is possible for Bowdoin to provide with the present size of 

its Faculty and student body. Amherst, for example, offers 
interdisciplinary introductions to each of the major divisions 
of the liberal arts program: the humanities, the social sci- 
ences, and the natural sciences. It is also able to offer a major 
field in American studies by combining work in a number 
of traditional scholarly disciplines. In geology, a field for 
which one member of the Bowdoin Faculty is responsible, 
Amherst's larger enrollment supports a Geology Department 
of six full-time teachers. In the dramatic arts, Amherst offers 
a major program involving the activity of four members of 
the faculty; at Bowdoin, only one member of the Department 
of English is available for this specialty. In the same field, 
Middlebury — a college with a smaller endowment than that 
of Bowdoin, but with an enrollment of 1411 — is able to sus- 
tain a major program in theater arts, taught by three members 
of the faculty. The larger enrollment at Williams may ac- 
count, at least in part, for a wider variety of courses and more 
offerings in subjects. Wesleyan's student body of 1654, al- 
though the beneficiary of a much larger endowment than that 
of Bowdoin, is one element in making possible courses in 
comparative literature, anthropology, the history of East Asia, 
modern China, and Africa. While the superior endowment is 
perhaps the decisive factor, an enrollment of approximately 
1600 enables Wesleyan to offer important courses in many 
areas of religion which are not included in the Bowdoin cur- 
riculum and to support a nine-man department. 

Even if an increase in size were not dictated by the above 
factors (and we believe it is), we have concluded that, as in- 
dicated below, Bowdoin should begin to admit a substantial 
number of women undergraduates. Since we should not for 
many reasons decrease the present number of males to whom 
we offer an education, the admission of women would of it- 
self require an increase in the size of the undergraduate body. 

IV. Admission of Women Undergraduates 

We recommend the creation of such facilities as are 
needed to make possible the advent of several hundred 
women undergraduates in the near future. 

We propose that Bowdoin abandon its long-standing tradi- 
tion as an all-male college because we do not believe that in 
the last third of the 20th century there remain any significant 
positive values in continuing that tradition. (Appendix B is 
a minority statement from one member of the committee.) 
Such values as there may be are in our judgment far out- 
weighed by the advantages to future generations of Bowdoin 
men of daily natural associations, in an educational atmos- 
phere, with academically qualified young women. 

Our recommendation thus reflects what we believe to be 
the best educational, cultural and social environment for Bow- 
doin men. 

We also feel that it is difficult today to justify restricting 
the offer of a high-quality Bowdoin education to only one-half 
of the available student population. A modern college of dis- 
tinction such as Bowdoin has educational obligations to the 
other half, whose members are just as much entitled to. and 
as interested in, a superior education as are their brothers. 

We are influenced as well by the likelihood that the quality 
of future Bowdoin admissions, and the College's ability to at- 
tract and retain highly qualified faculty members, will be ad- 
versely affected should Bowdoin remain all male while its 
competitors increasingly emphasize one or another form of 

Both faculty members and students are overwhelmingly in 
favor of a change to some form of coeducation. It is no exag- 
geration to say that we believe some form of coeducation to 
be one of the most pressing needs of the College, and the step 
best calculated to give new vitality to the entire Bowdoin Col- 
lege community. 

The Positive Values of Coeducation 
Today's college undergraduate lives in a time when the 
traditional differentiation between the sexes is rapidly being 
swept away. Women are now regarded as men's equals in 
their capacity for intellectual achievement in fields earlier 
thought of as men's exclusive preserve. Women and men 
mingle increasingly in the business and professional world of 
which the Bowdoin undergraduate seeks to become a part. 
Casual, natural, everyday contacts with women are a funda- 
mental element of any educational process designed to pre- 
pare a college man for that world. Fully recognizing this, an 
ever increasing number of leading institutions have become 
or are about to become either coordinate or coeducational 
(for example, Franklin and Marshall, Hamilton-Kirkland, 
Harvard-Radcliffe, Princeton, Trinity, Vassar, Wesleyan, 
Williams, and Yale). New proposals for coeducation at pre- 
viously all-male institutions (for example, California Institute 
of Technology, Colgate, Dartmouth, Holy Cross, Kenyon, 
Lafayette, and Union) are regularly in current headlines. 

As do the overwhelming majority of today's young men in 
this country, the typical entering Bowdoin freshman gets his 
primary and secondary education in a coeducational school. 
By the time he reaches college, he is conditioned to the pres- 
ence of women, and in the large majority of cases he wants 
to continue and develop associations with them. He accord- 
ingly either invites a girl to Brunswick for the weekend or 
goes to a similar engagement elsewhere. The ease of fast 
transportation, particularly by automobile, makes such activi- 
ty not only possible but expected. The result is a far greater 
association with women on and off the campus than was the 
case 25 years ago. 

However, the typical Bowdoin undergraduate's contacts 
with women are confined largely to weekend forays and oc- 

casional house parties (with heavy emphasis at least in the 
latter case on partying and drinking). Such confinement seri- 
ously distorts, at a particularly impressionable stage of life, 
many a Bowdoin man's conception of what a young woman is 
and what the character of male-female contacts ought to be. 
As a recent Princeton report 4 observes, all too many young 
men in an all-male college environment are tempted to regard 
women of their own age chiefly as "sex objects"; as "com- 
panions for entertainment only, not as fellow humans, as in- 
telligent, as sensitive, as curious and as courageous as them- 
selves." And such confinement surely inhibits a young man's 
development of a mature outlook toward women and his 
ability to communicate effectively with them after college. 

Bowdoin's problem is aggravated by its relative isolation. 
Many men's colleges located in or near metropolitan areas 
(such as Boston) with women's colleges close by offer the 
opportunity for regular contact with women in an educational 
context, or at least in readily accessible and widely varied 
cultural activities. Such regular opportunities are not readily 
available in the Brunswick area, given the considerable dis- 
tances between Bowdoin and women's colleges."' 

While no one can predict with precision what would hap- 
pen to the Bowdoin community with the advent of women, 
we believe that it would improve that community in many 

( 1 ) It would improve the morale of the Faculty, and make 
Bowdoin a more attractive place at which to teach. Indeed, 
those Bowdoin faculty members who have had experience 
teaching at coeducational institutions report they miss the 
stimulus of the differing expressions of both male and female 
viewpoints in the classroom. It might encourage man-wife 
teaching teams who can often make valuable contributions to 
a college and who have not — with one current exception — 
previously found a place at Bowdoin. It is significant that the 
Faculty has already gone on record as favoring introduction 
of some form of coeducation at Bowdoin. ,; 

(2) It would increase enrollment in courses with which 
college women are more concerned, particularly those in the 
fine arts and humanities. Larger enrollment would justify a 
wider variety of course offerings, as well as additional faculty 
members in departments where the present number of pro- 
fessors is relatively small. 

( 3 ) It would make classes more interesting and result in a 
more varied and broader exchange of points of view. More- 
over, since women today are well equipped to hold their own 
intellectually with men, their presence in the classroom would 
undoubtedly increase classroom motivation. 

(4) It would increase interest in extracurricular activities 
and in college-sponsored concerts and lectures. 

(5) It would undoubtedly improve Bowdoin social life in 
many ways. It would encourage more natural and regular so- 
cial relationships with women. It would undoubtedly mitigate 
the present crudities in fraternity social mores. 7 It would also 
undoubtedly improve informal relationships with faculty 
members. At present many members of the Faculty consider 
some underclass social activities little less than barbaric. The 
addition of women would undoubtedly have a "civilizing" ef- 
fect and would induce fraternities and students in general to 
devote less attention to the pursuit of the "horror show" at- 
mosphere that pervades many underclass social undertakings. 
Moreover, much of the difficulty that so many male under- 
graduates (particularly freshmen and sophomores) have in 
social situations with faculty members is a result of the fact 

that they tend to stand in awe of faculty members. Women 
have an inherent ability to "break the ice" in many such situa- 
tions. We believe that their presence would make faculty- 
student contacts for the younger male population much easier 
to develop. 

There is undoubtedly very strong undergraduate support 
for the addition of women to the Bowdoin scene, particularly 
among upperclassmen who have experienced Bowdoin's iso- 
lation longest. Simply as an example, a questionnaire given in 
the spring of 1968 to approximately 100 students showed an 
overwhelming percentage (81 percent) in favor of some form 
of coeducation. 

The Effect of Coeducation on Admissions 

The future of Bowdoin depends in large part on the quality 
of its future applicants for admission. Due to the vigorous 
work of the director of admissions and of his colleagues (with 
magnificent alumni cooperation), applications for admission 
to Bowdoin this coming fall increased significantly. It also ap- 
pears that those who have so far made the decision to come to 
Bowdoin are as a group as well qualified as any recent class. 

The Admissions Office informs us that no significant num- 
ber of last year's applicants who eventually rejected Bowdoin 
gave as their reason that Bowdoin is not coeducational. 8 In- 
deed, the director of admissions has indicated in an Orient 
interview that the recent increase in applications is attribut- 
able in part to the fact that Bowdoin is one of the few re- 
maining all-male colleges. This may well be a tribute to the 
eloquence of Admissions Office personnel in discussing this 
subject with applicants. We find such reassurances unconvinc- 
ing for the future. Bowdoin has not made any systematic in- 
vestigation of the extent to which its all-male environment af- 
fects an applicant's ultimate decision to come here. Signifi- 
cantly, surveys conducted at a number of men's colleges, par- 
ticularly at Princeton, indicate that the absence of women is 
a significant deterrent in the minds of many applicants." 

Even more important, it is also quite likely that an increas- 
ing number of highly qualified young men never even apply 
to Bowdoin because of the lack of coeducation here. 10 

In any event, Bowdoin cannot afford to be complacent 
about its ability to continue to attract male students of high 
quality when in five years almost all of its principal compe- 
tition will be offering the added attraction of women. 11 

The Questionable "Positive Values" 
of the A ll-Male College 
We noted in our preliminary report that careful considera- 
tion should be given to the positive values of preserving Bow- 
doin's position as a college for men only. We have found little 
indication that such values as we have been able to identify 
are of great significance todays- 
One of the traditional justifications for the all-men's college 
was that women were either basically inferior to men or, at 
least, oriented primarily toward the home. This supposed dis- 
parity in intellectual potential and/ or objectives is, of course, 

A second reason advanced in some quarters is the impor- 
tance of insulating young men of college age against daily dis- 
tractions by women, so that they may singlemindedly devote 
themselves to intellectual pursuits. We believe that this view- 
point fails to recognize the far greater maturity of the modern 
youth of 18, his resulting increased insistence on embarking 
on the business of living at a much earlier time, and the in- 


hibiting effect on his development when his contact with 
women at college is limited to relatively contrived social 
events. Indeed, we suspect that planning for and entertaining 
dates on weekends may be a greater distraction than the con- 
stant and natural presence of women. 

A number of undergraduates told us that they originally 
chose Bowdoin because it was an all-male college, free from 
the distraction of females. This condition was still regarded as 
an advantage by a few of the freshmen and sophomores inter- 
viewed. However, practically all of the upperclassmen we in- 
terviewed said that they regarded the lack of women at Bow- 
doin as a substantial disadvantage. Interestingly, a number of 
them said that if they had to do it all over again, they would 
not have come to Bowdoin, because of the absence of women. 

A third argument for the all-male college is based on the 
fact that the number of such institutions is steadily decreasing 
(amounting to only 29 as long ago as 1964). It is suggested 
that perhaps Bowdoin can make a unique contribution to edu- 
cation by continuing in its traditional way. We find this argu- 
ment unimpressive in view of the steadily decreasing demand 
for a relatively monastic educational experience. 1 ! And we all 
agree that Bowdoin's ability to attract future generations of 
able students will depend upon the relevance of its education- 
al environment, not on any anachronistic uniqueness. We sus- 
pect that, if the all-male college does continue to play an im- 
portant role in future undergraduate education, it will be lo- 
cated in an area where (unlike Brunswick) extensive and 
varied cultural advantages and women college students are 
accessible nearby. 

In summary, we feel that there are no real advantages to be 
obtained by continuing to exclude women from the Bowdoin 
scene. On the other hand, we feel very strongly that the addi- 
tion of a substantial contingent of women would contribute 
immeasurably to improving the Bowdoin environment — in- 
tellectual, cultural and social. 

Attitude of the Alumni 
Although the subject of coeducation was raised in our pre- 
liminary report and in the article that appeared in the Sum- 
mer 1968 Alumnus, we have so far received practically no 
alumni reaction. Based upon studies conducted at other in- 
stitutions, particularly at Princeton, we suspect that younger 
alumni (whose number is steadily increasing) can be expected 
to support coeducation more enthusiastically than older alum- 
ni as a group. We have found no solid statistics as to how co- 
education might affect alumni giving. We suspect, however, 
that any program that will improve Bowdoin's relevance to 
contemporary society will induce greater alumni enthusiasm 
for the College. 

A vailability of Qualified Women 
The question naturally arises whether Bowdoin can attract 
a substantial number of women comparable in quality to its 
male students. The results of the Ten-College Exchange may 
supply useful information. However, there is no doubt that 
the appeal of coeducation to contemporary women is very 
great, as is evidenced by the great influx of women to such 
institutions as Yale and others which have recently opened 
their doors to them. 14 Indeed, we are given to understand that 
this influx has had a noticeable adverse effect on the recruit- 
ment of women for all-female colleges. Moreover, the supply 
of qualified women is, we believe, rapidly increasing with the 
growing societal emphasis on a college degree. We speculate 

that Bowdoin might well have more difficulty in attracting 
qualified women if it were to delay action too long. If Bow- 
doin fails to move ahead promptly, the attractions of coeduca- 
tion offered by its competitors may well siphon off so many 
male candidates of the quality which Bowdoin seeks that its 
attractiveness to women of comparable quality will diminish. 
In the last analysis, Bowdoin's long-term ability to attract 
women of high promise will depend on whether it is really 
dedicated to furnishing women students with a stimulating 
educational, cultural, and social environment. Bowdoin should 
not even attempt coeducation unless it is willing to dedicate 
itself wholeheartedly to that end. 

The Number of Women to be Admitted 
We recommend that provisions be made for somewhere be- 
tween 300 and 600 women, i.e., a male-female ratio of be- 
tween 75:25 and 60:40, assuming a male undergraduate 
group of approximately 900. This number would be built up 
over a period of four years, assuming that admissions would 
be primarily limited to freshmen. 1 "' 

A study of the Princeton Report indicates that most insti- 
tutions have settled on a 60:40 ratio. If there are too few 
women in a class, they tend to take a less active part in the 
classroom and other college activities. Where women com- 
prise as little as 20 percent of the population ( as at Radcliffe ) , 
the underclass male students are at a disadvantage with re- 
spect to competition from senior men. With less than 25 per- 
cent there are not enough women around to diminish the 
"weekend exodus," a phenomenon that detracts from the time 
and energy spent by the males on their studies and from the 
quality of extracurricular life on campus. Also, great atten- 
tion has to be given to the distribution of women in multiple 
section classes to prevent too small numbers in any section. 

Coeducation or Coordinate 
Some Possibilities 

A decision to add undergraduate women to the Bowdoin 
community immediately presents questions of institutional 
form. Answers are to be found in a range of possibilities 
which extend somewhat imprecisely from a "coordinate col- 
lege" to a fully "coeducational" one. The essential variables 
between them are in the degrees of separateness (or integra- 
tion) of the governing bodies, faculties, classes, libraries and 
laboratories, student life, and administrative services of the 
proposed college community. 

One could conceive of a coordinate college for women lo- 
cated in the Brunswick area and with a minimum of formal 
connection to Bowdoin. ( Informal connections would un- 
doubtedly abound.) Similarly, it would be possible to admit 
women without increasing the size of the College at all, simply 
by reducing the number of male students. Indeed, this would 
be the way best calculated to introduce women to the campus 
in the shortest possible time. However, we believe that such a 
course would not be desirable. The population which Bow- 
doin serves at present is an important one. The College's re- 
sponsibilities to it would scarcely be met by taking fewer 
young men each year. And the present institutional pattern 
and commitments of Bowdoin would be badly distorted and 
strained by any such solution. 

For the purposes of this discussion, we assume that the 
"coordinate college" would be a physically separate institu- 
tion, possessing its own administration, faculty, and buildings, 
at least to a considerable extent. It might be modeled after 


the new Kirkland College which Hamilton has established. 
Kirkland and Hamilton are separately incorporated colleges 
with separate boards, separate faculties, separate classrooms, 
and only a slight overlap in administration and in fund-rais- 
ing, housekeeping such as buildings and grounds and purchas- 
ing, and in the use of certain buildings. Complete cross regis- 
tration in courses is permitted. The Hamilton board nomi- 
nates four Kirkland trustees. 

Some of us believe that a coordinate college (tailored to 
the requirements of the overall Bowdoin community and 
probably with somewhat more integration than at Hamilton) 
should be very seriously considered. Such a college should be 
physically located within easy walking distance of the Bow- 
doin campus in order to make possible ready cross attendance 
at classes and other functions. It would have its own presi- 
dent, dean, and faculty. It would have some classrooms, but 
would share the use of Bowdoin's classrooms and would uti- 
lize its major facilities, such as the library. 1,; It would have 
its own governing boards (including both a board of over- 
seers and a board of trustees). There would be substantial 
interlocks between the boards of the two institutions. 

Those of us who favor serious consideration of such a co- 
ordinate institution believe it would have several distinctive 

( 1 ) The relative physical separateness of the coordinate 
college would permit Bowdoin to maintain its own distinctive 
traditions to a greater degree than if several hundred women 
and additional faculty were to be totally integrated into the 
existing college. Separateness would also permit the new col- 
lege to adopt whatever traditions it pleased. This should stimu- 
late a healthy reappraisal of Bowdoin traditions with conse- 
quent benefit to both institutions. 

(2) The corporate and physical separateness of the two 
colleges might promote more experimentation and reform in 
curriculum. (At Kirkland, for example, the marking system 
has been substantially abolished, whereas Hamilton has re- 
tained its traditional marking system.) 

(3) In cases where Bowdoin might emphasize a particular 
phase of a given subject, the coordinate college would be free 
to emphasize an entirely different phase. Free cross registra- 
tion would largely eliminate duplication of course offerings 
and make available to students of both institutions the broader 
range of such offerings that is desired by many of Bowdoin's 
present students. 

(4) The challenge of a new educational experiment with 
an opportunity for innovation might also attract an outstand- 
ing faculty. 

(5) Bowdoin's present size could be maintained to the ex- 
tent deemed desirable. 

(6) Physical separateness would enable students to have 
a somewhat greater sanctuary, when desired, from the con- 
stant presence of the opposite sex. 

(7) Such a project would be unique in northern New Eng- 
land. It might attract financial support from a number of non- 
alumni sources which would not ordinarily contribute to the 

(8) A coordinate college could gradually progress towards 
complete integration with Bowdoin, if experience showed that 
to be desirable. A completely coeducational setup on the oth- 
er hand, would probably be very difficult to change. 

Others of us are largely unimpressed by these arguments 
and indeed perceive the following disadvantages in anything 
less than full integration: 

( 1 ) If the women's college should rely, to a disproportion- 
ate extent, on the Bowdoin Faculty for the larger part of its 
instruction, there is the danger that the women might be con- 
sidered less than equal citizens. 

(2) Separate dining and residential facilities for women on 
a separate campus deny the college community the full, natu- 
ral range of contacts that are part of a fully coeducational ex- 
perience. Such a segregated arrangement fails to place young 
women on the completely equal, completely sharing partici- 
patory basis that coeducation should provide. 

(3) Maintaining a separate administrative structure with 
the necessary buildings and staff involved is an expensive 
venture involving considerable duplication of already existing 
staff and facilities. 

As a fully coeducational college, all dining, residential, and 
social facilities for both men and women would be located 
within the present or an expanded Bowdoin campus. One fac- 
ulty would serve all students and all courses would be open 
to men and women. Extracurricular activities would be fully 
integrated, as would all social functions. There would be a 
single administrative structure under one president, and the 
present structure of the Governing Boards would remain un- 
changed. Those of us who favor such an arrangement believe 
it would have the following advantages: 

( 1 ) Educationally, the fully coeducational college provides 
the broadest range of contacts between men and women stu- 
dents in the classroom and out. A fully integrated curriculum 
and shared extracurricular activities guarantee the best oppor- 
tunity to share views and understanding. 

(2) In a fully coeducational college the sharing of all cam- 
pus facilities would furnish the widest range of social con- 
tacts. As many Bowdoin men would agree, a great part of 
their education came from discussion outside the classroom 
over dinner or in the fraternity living room. 

(3) By affording women equal status there is little danger 
of their being relegated to an unconsciously second-class 
standing in the college community. There would be lessened 
danger of double standards throughout the college. 

(4) From an administrative viewpoint, there would be 
little duplication of administrative structure in a fully coedu- 
cational college. 

Despite our differing views on how to bring women to 
Bowdoin, eleven of us (see Appendix B) share the conviction 
that they should be brought here at the earliest practical 
time. Moreover, if it should appear on further investigation 
that it would be substantially more burdensome financially to 
establish a coordinate college, all of us agree that Bowdoin 
should go the full coeducational route. 

Financial Feasibility 

The cost of including women in the Bowdoin community 
will obviously vary in accordance with a number of factors, 
including the number of women to be admitted and the ex- 
tent of additional faculty, administration, and physical facili- 
ties to be added. Assuming that Bowdoin's male enrollment 
will not be decreased, and assuming maintenance of the pres- 
ent faculty-student ratio and class size, the cost of increasing 
the size of the College would be very substantial. 

Very preliminary figures suggest that the total capital re- 
quirements needed to make the College coeducational by in- 
cluding 300 to 600 women would vary from approximately 
$12,000,000 to $23,000,000. (See Appendix C.) If we were 
to follow the route of the coordinate college, costs would be 


somewhat greater, increasing as the degree of coordination 
decreased. It must be remembered that the College is now 
in serious need of $14,000,000 of additional endowment, 
merely to permit it to operate as it presently does with its 
existing enrollment. 

Accordingly, we urge that full consideration be given to all 
possible methods of financing, including some never before 
attempted by the College. 

We suggest specifically the following: 

( 1 ) Careful attention should be given to the possibility 
that sources which would not otherwise give to Bowdoin 
(such as foundations and nonalumni) would be willing to 
contribute substantially to a new experiment such as a four- 
year coordinate college established under the auspices of a 
college of Bowdoin's high standing. (This has been the ex- 
perience in respect to Kirkland, which obtained substantial 
gifts from non-Hamilton sources. Indeed, the Hamilton ad- 
ministration believes that Kirkland may provide new finan- 
cial support for Hamilton.) 

(2) A thorough study of the possible availability of fed- 
eral grants in aid should be made. There are substantial fed- 
eral funds available for the construction of dormitories (and 
perhaps other facilities). There are problems, however, in the 
federal restrictions on total allowable cost per student. 

(3) The availability of possible long-term financing for the 
construction of new facilities should be explored. 

(4) It might also be possible to interest private builders 
to construct and operate dormitories, charging reasonable 
rents that would yield a reasonable profit. 


Before deciding to make the foregoing recommendations, 
we repeatedly asked ourselves the nagging question whether 
the present-day emphasis on coeducation is anything more 
than a passing fad and whether to recommend some form of 
coeducation would be simply to urge that Bowdoin get on the 

Our answer is that in our judgment the steadily accelerating 
shift to coeducation is not a mere temporary phenomenon 
but rather reflects a significant and far reaching change in the 
basic philosophy of education at the collegiate level. After all, 
we are not writing on a blank slate but in the light of many 
well documented and careful studies conducted by institu- 
tions which have, as has Bowdoin, long deeply identified with 
the tradition of college education for men only. 17 Every col- 
lege is different, but what we sense and know about the Bow- 
doin scene leads us to believe that the conclusion of those 
studies is equally valid here. There is in our judgment clear 
and convincing evidence that it is the desire of the great ma- 
jority of those who count most at Bowdoin — students and 
faculty members — to learn, teach and live while at college in 
a natural community composed of both men and women. In 
our judgment their many reasons for so desiring are unques- 
tionably valid. It comes down to this: if Bowdoin does not 
soon find a way to adopt coeducation in some form while 
practically all its competitors do, Bowdoin will simply not at- 
tract the best students and the best faculty. Bowdoin must 
face these facts if it is to continue to say that the best years of 
the College lie ahead. 


V. Other Matters 

The committee has devoted a good deal of time and 
thought to the question of how increased informal con- 
tacts can be arranged between faculty members and students 
in the three lower classes. 18 We regret to have to report that 
we have found no easy answer. We are encouraged by the 
real efforts some of the fraternities are making in this direc- 
tion, but we are discouraged by what we hear of the usual 
Thursday faculty guest night. It appears to us that there are 
problems on both sides. Some faculty members are so much 
opposed to present conditions in the fraternities that they are 
unwilling to enter fraternity houses. To some extent this may 
be due to unhappy experiences at faculty guest nights. On 
the other hand, it appears that most faculty members are 
more than willing to do their part to promote informal rela- 
tions. In fact it seems to us that few men would want to re- 
main on the Bowdoin Faculty long if they were not interested 
in meeting the students informally. 

The foregoing may indicate that we place too much of the 
responsibility for faculty-student relations on the fraternities. 
While fraternities do play a part, there are many other aspects 
of life at Bowdoin where contacts could be fostered, and we 
believe that it is the College's responsibility to foster such con- 
tacts. Aside from encouraging such contacts over coffee in 
the Moulton Union, some extracurricular activities could be 
useful for this purpose. 

We also hope that some of the recommendations which we 
are making in this report will help to ease tensions and make 
contacts between students and faculty members easier and 
more natural. The advent of several hundred girls to the cam- 
pus would certainly help. 

As we said in our preliminary report, we need to work out 
ways to encourage faculty members, particularly younger 
ones, to take the initiative in student-faculty relations, es- 
pecially with freshmen, and to encourage the feeling among 
students that it is perfectly proper for them to do so too. 

Perhaps more important factors inhibiting such contacts in- 
clude the large size of the freshman courses and the tendency 
of freshmen to find required subjects uninspiring. The fresh- 
men are also influenced by the attitudes of sophomores and 
juniors, and, in turn, pass these attitudes down to the next 
freshman class. We are pleased that studies are now going on 
with a view to eliminating the drawbacks of the freshman cur- 
riculum. Suspension of the laboratory science requirement 
is a promising experiment with some of these problems. 19 

Contacts with the Governing Boards 
It seems clear that the breakdown of communications be- 
tween students and other elements at many colleges is one of 
the more important causes of the student demonstrations in 
this country in recent years. The provision and improvement 
of means of communication is therefore highly desirable. In- 
deed, even without the unfortunate occurrences of the recent 
past, it is clear that the maximum amount of such communi- 
cation would be of great benefit to the College. 

Of all of the groups which make up the College, the Gov- 
erning Boards are the most remote from the daily life of the 
campus. Yet it is the Governing Boards that have the ultimate 
responsibility for the College. 

We therefore recommend that there be a permanent Gov- 
erning Boards Committee on Student Environment to be com- 
posed of two or more trustees and two or more overseers who 
shall be charged with responsibility for meeting with students 
from time to time during the college year for the discussion of 
matters of mutual interest relating to the College, but outside 
of the classroom. The function of the proposed committee 
should be to complement, not to compete or interfere with, 
the work of the Governing Boards Committee on Academic 
Program and Appointments. Its activities should be coordi- 
nated with those of that committee as well as with the faculty 
and student committees on student life. 


We also recommend that each member of the Governing 
Boards spend at least one day each year on the campus when 
College is in session without committee business to divert him 
from the purpose of his visit, i.e., to renew his acquaintance 
with the College, as a college of undergraduates. This is es- 
pecially desirable because the two formal meetings of the 
Governing Boards take place when the College is not in ses- 
sion. It could probably best be accomplished by the College's 
arranging programs for small groups of members of the Gov- 
erning Boards on various dates during the college year. 

We apologize for bringing up a matter so far outside the 
scope of the committee's authority, but we feel that it may be 
useful for us to point out that at some other institutions mem- 
bers of the faculty, chosen by the faculty, sit at meetings of 
the governing boards and take part in the discussions at such 
meetings, but without the right to vote. We recommend the 
procedure. Perhaps substantial benefits may be gained in thus 
furthering the channels of communication between the Facul- 
ty and Governing Boards and keeping the Governing Boards 
better informed about the views of the Faculty and the state 
of the College. 20 

We cannot close this report without expressing our appre- 
ciation for the cooperation and interest manifested by many 
members of the Bowdoin community who appeared before 
the committee. Many differing and sometimes conflicting 
points of view were expressed — but always in the spirit of im- 

proving the College and making the Bowdoin experience more 

The members of the committee have shared many inter- 
esting and enjoyable experiences over the last 18 months. Our 
work together has brought those of us who are somewhat re- 
moved from the educational process to a much more in- 
formed understanding of the concerns and aspirations of 
present-day college life. The wide age span of the members 
of the committee has shown us that when working on a proj- 
ect of strong mutual interest, the "generation gap" is no draw- 
back; in fact, the differences in our ages have helped us col- 
lectively to appreciate a great deal that we as individuals 
might not otherwise have understood. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Willard B. Arnold III '51 

Louis Bernstein '22 

Paul P. Brountas '54 

Herbert R. Brown H'63 

John B. Cole 70 

F. Erwin Cousins '24 

William H. Gulliver Jr. '25 

Paul V. Hazelton '42 

John R. Hupper '50 

William K. Moberg '69 

John C. Pickard '22 

William C. Pierce '28, Chairman 


VL Appendixes 

Appendix A 


September 6, 1967 
October 15-16, 1967 
November 18-19, 1967 
February 10-11, 1968 
April 20-21, 1968 
June 14, 1968 
October 4-6, 1968 
October 23, 1968 
November 23, 1968 
December 7, 1968 
January 11, 1969 
February 8, 1969 
April 5, 1969 


Bowdoin College 
Bowdoin College 
Bowdoin College 
Bowdoin College 
Williams College 
Bowdoin College 
Bowdoin College 
Colby College 
Hamilton-Kirkland Colleges 
Amherst College 
Bowdoin College 
Bowdoin College 
Bowdoin College 

II. Interviews at Bowdoin College 

Total No. of Group/ Individual Interviews 68 

Total No. of Students Interviewed 119 

Total No. of Faculty/ Administrators Interviewed 39 

III. Student Organizations Represented 
at Bowdoin College Interviews 
Afro-American Society, Alpha Delta Phi, Alpha Rho Upsilon, 
Band, Beta Theta Pi, Bowdoin Undergraduate Civil Rights 
Organization, Chapel-Forum Committee, Chi Psi, Delta Kap- 
pa Epsilon, Delta Sigma, Fraternity Presidents' Council, Glee 
Club, Intercollegiate Athletics (participants and managers), 
Interfaith Council, International Club, Masque and Gown, 
Newman Apostolate, Phi Delta Psi, Sigma Nu, Student Coun- 
cil, Students for a Democratic Society, Student Judiciary 
Board, Student Union Committee, Bowdoin Orient, Zeta Psi. 

IV. Interviews at Other Colleges 
Total No. of Group/ Individual Interviews 
Total No. of Students Interviewed 
Total No. of Faculty/ Administrators Interviewed 


V. Reference Material 
The following list of papers, reports, articles, and books is by 
no means inclusive. Listed here are those which were consid- 
ered most important to the committee's deliberations. 

Allen, T. H., and Biklen, D. P. "Report on Fraternities for 
the Committee on Policy of the Governing Boards." Mim- 
eographed. Brunswick, June 1966. 

Bowdoin College, AAUP Committee on Student Environ- 
ment. "Report of the AAUP Committee on Student Envi- 
ronment." Mimeographed. Brunswick, May 1966. 

Bowdoin College. Committee on Self Study. "The Conserva- 
tive Tradition in Education at Bowdoin College: Report of 
the Committee on Self Study." Mimeographed. Brunswick, 
1955. Esp. "Student Life," pp. 75-86. 

Bowdoin College, Faculty Committee on Preparatory Schools 
and Admissions. "Report of the Committee on Preparatory 
Schools and Admissions: April 1968." Mimeographed. 
Brunswick, April 1968. 

Bowdoin College, Faculty Committee on Student Life. "An- 
nual Report." Mimeographed. Brunswick, April 1968. 

Carleton College, Committee on Social Policy. "Report of the 
Committee on Social Policy." Mimeographed. Northfield, 
Minn., June 1966. 

Cornell University, Commission on Residential Environment. 
"Report of the University Commission on Residential En- 
vironment to the Board of Trustees of Cornell University." 
Mimeographed. Ithaca, N.Y., June 1967. 

Fuller, Robert W. "The Admission of Women Undergradu- 
ates to Trinity College." Mimeographed. Hartford, Conn., 
September 1968. 

Gardner, Donald W., Jr. "The Williams Residential Houses: 
A Report from the Dean of Student Affairs." Mimeo- 
graphed. Williamstown, Mass., February 1968. 

Goheen, Robert F. et al. The Education of Undergraduate 
Women at Princeton: An Examination of Coordinate Ver- 
sus Coeducational Patterns. Princeton, N.J., 1969. 

Hamilton College, Committee on Long-Range Planning. Var- 
ious working papers concerning the evolution of Kirkland 
College. Mimeographed. Clinton, N.Y., 1961-66. 

Hamilton College, Faculty Committee on Student Activities. 
"Report on the Workings of the Fraternity System to the 
Faculty of Hamilton College." Mimeographed. Clinton, 
N.Y. December 1968. 

Jencks, Christopher, and Riesman, David. The Academic- 
Revolution. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday Inc., 1968. 


Middlebury College. "Middlebury Report." Mimeographed. 
Middlebury, Vt., 1966. Esp. "Appendix A: A Study of Stu- 
dent Environment at Other Colleges" and "Appendix B: 
Financial Capabilities of Middlebury Fraternities." 

Middlebury College, Presidential Commission on Student 
Life. "Report and Recommendations." Mimeographed. 
Middlebury, Vt., March 1968. 

Trinity College, Committee on Coeducation. "Report of the 
Committee on Coeducation." Mimeographed. Hartford, 
Conn., 1969. 

Union College, Committee on Coeducation. "Report to the 
Faculty." Mimeographed. Schenectady, N.Y., September 

Vassar College and Yale University, Joint Study Committee. 
"Vassar-Yale Report from the Joint Study Committee, Sep- 
tember 1967." Mimeographed. Poughkeepsie, N.Y., and 
New Haven, Conn., 1967. 

Wesleyan University. Various working papers relating to a 
study of undergraduate education for women at Wesleyan 
University. Mimeographed. Middletown, Conn., 1967. 

Williams College, Graduate Committee of Williams College 
Social Units. A Report to the Williams College Family 
Containing Additional Information and Some Alternative 
Views on the Williams Fraternity System. Williamstown, 
Mass., 1967. 

"Coeducation: Is It for Lafayette?" Lafayette Alumnus, 
Winter 1969, pp. 4-43. 

"The Education of Women at Princeton: A Special Report," 
Princeton Alumni Weekly, September 24, 1968, pp. 3-56. 

"Fraternities: An Interim Report," Colgate University Pub- 
lication, April 1968, pp. 1-14. 

"A Report from the Fraternity Presidents," Bowdoin Alum- 
nus, Winter 1968/69, pp. 14-17. 

"A Report to the Committee on Educational Policy from the 
Subcommittee to Study Student Life," Amherst Alumni 
News, Winter 1965. 

"The Trustees' Statement on Fraternities," Amherst Alumni 
News, Fall 1966, p. 22. 

Appendix B 

In the matter of coeducation, I cannot bring myself to 
concede that Bowdoin's future is seriously imperiled by 
its not playing follow the leaders in this matter. 

Quite probably my stubborness in this respect arises from 
my conviction that too many hasty decisions have been made 
in too many areas the past several decades by the great Amer- 
ican yen to be recognized as "forward-looking." Changes have 
been made in the name of progress for fear of appearing out 
of step with the times. 

It seems incredible to me that remaining an all-male college 
of considerable tradition will mean that Bowdoin will not be 
able to find enough qualified young men of potential to train 
to take their places as the leaders of their communities, their 
states and our country as they have done so creditably in the 
past (obviously including competent "forward-lookers"). Nor 
does it seem credible that the College would face a serious 
problem of keeping a qualified faculty. 

It seems to me, too, that someone should provide the alter- 
native for young men who prefer an all-male college. Bow- 
doin could provide that alternative by continuing, as the cur- 
rent phrase goes, to do its thing. 

As for bringing more gracious living to the campus, may I 
suggest there must be other far less expensive ways to achieve 
that. In this respect, may I again humbly submit that urging 
the fraternities to adopt the housemother system would be a 
step in that direction. 

If Bowdoin must frantically embrace young women under- 
graduates, let them be coordinates rather than coeds. 

F. Erwin Cousins '24 

Appendix C 

The cost of increasing the size of Bowdoin College will 
vary in accordance with a number of factors. These in- 
clude such considerations as the number and the sex of addi- 
tional students, the percentage that are resident on campus, 
the faculty-student ratio, the number of course offerings, the 
size of class sections, the length of the academic week and a 
single campus versus a coordinate campus. 

If, for example, Bowdoin were to continue its present type 
of academic program, faculty-student ratio, and degree of 
quality of building, then the projected cost estimates for three 
models of three different sizes would be as follows: 

+ 300 +450 +600 

Model Students Students Students 

I. All-male 9,000.000 14,000,000 19,000,000 

II. Coeducational 12,000,000 17,000,000 23,000,000 
III. Coordinate 30,000,000 37,000,000 41,000,000 

Women's College 

These costs compare very closely with the planning reports 
from Princeton, Lafayette and other colleges now considering 
expansion and coeducation. 

If, however, we start manipulating certain of the above 
mentioned factors certain savings may result. A few examples 
may illustrate the potential. 

If the faculty-student ratio were to increase so that the 
additional students required no increase in the number of 
faculty members, then savings resulting from not hiring 30 
to 60 new faculty members would range from $400,000 to 
$800,000 in Models I and II above. 

Less expensive dormitory construction could decrease the 
capital costs in Models I and II above by $800,000 to $1,400,- 
000. For example the Senior Center cost $10,000 a bed. Bow- 
doin could construct additional housing at $8,000 a bed. 

Changes in the length of the academic week and in the 
number of sections taught could reduce the number of class- 
rooms required and decrease the capital expenditure for aca- 
demic buildings. A classroom at Bowdoin is used on the aver- 
age 20 hours a week. If the average use were increased to 30 
hours a week, the present classrooms could accommodate 50 
percent more teaching than is now being done. 

Under extreme conditions it might be possible to add 300 
men without increasing the faculty and without constructing 
additional buildings. This would require a large number of 
students to find housing in the community, but it would per- 
mit expansion without any significant increase over present 
operating costs (except possibly for scholarships). 

The relative costs of expansion are essentially tied to levels 
of affluence that the College wishes to maintain with respect 
to faculty and staff members, instruction and research, student 
services, maintenance, and financial aid. 

E. Leroy Knight '50 
Director of Development 


VII. Notes 

1. Organizations involved in these activities 
include the Bowdoin-Brunswick Tutorial, 
Bowdoin Big Brothers, Pineland Project, 
Bowdoin Undergraduate Civil Rights Or- 
ganization, and Afro-American Society of 
Bowdoin College. 

2. On April 11, 1969, before this report 
was submitted to the Governing Boards, 
the Orient published an article announcing 
that Phi Delta Psi had decided to suspend 
operations at the end of the academic year. 

3. Since our visit even these activities have 
been terminated by the college authorities. 
The other colleges we visited all retain their 

4. "The Education of Women at Princeton: 
A Special Report," Princeton Alumni Week- 
ly, September 24, 1968, pp. 3-56. 

5. We look forward with great interest to 
the insights which will be obtained from the 
College's participation in the recently an- 
nounced Ten-College Exchange. That pro- 
gram is a good start, but it has obvious 
limitations. Only a limited number of 
women can be accommodated. Moreover, 
the particular women participating will be 
at Bowdoin for a year at most so that they 
may well be regarded as temporary curiosi- 
ties rather than as continuing participants 
in college life. We doubt whether this pro- 
gram, interesting and rewarding as it may 
be for a limited number of persons, will it- 
self create a satisfactory coeducational col- 
lege community. 

6. The 1968 Annual Report of the Student 
Life Committee of the Faculty concludes 
that coeducation is in Bowdoin's best inter- 
ests and recommends that the Faculty in- 
dicate its approval of some form of under- 

graduate education for women. The com- 
mittee emphasized, among other things, that 
the presence of women at Bowdoin would 
boost faculty morale and that many faculty 
members desire some form of joint educa- 
tion. The committee's recommendations 
were subsequently adopted by the Faculty. 
The Princeton report of September 24, 
1968, op. cit., states that many members of 
the Princeton faculty believe that some 
form of coeducation would be helpful in 
attracting to the faculty those whom Prince- 
ton would like to recruit. 

7. Christopher Jencks and David Riesman, 
The Academic Revolution (Garden City, 
N.Y.: Doubleday & Co. Inc., 1968), at p. 
300: "Stag undergraduate institutions are 
prone to a kind of excess. . . . These stag 
institutions preserve earlier collegiate styles, 
like the Jazz Age pride in holding hard 
liquor one can find at the University of 
Virginia, the teen-age muscularity of Prince- 
ton or Notre Dame, or the John Wayne 
militarism of Texas A.&M." It would not be 
hard to find comparable, unfortunately val- 
id, criticisms of Bowdoin's social atmos- 

8. The most frequent reason given for such 
ultimate rejection was Bowdoin's "isola- 
lation." Presumably, this refers primarily 
to Bowdoin's geographic location. We sug- 
gest that the presence of women would tend 
to mitigate this supposed negative factor. 

In March 1969 six Bowdoin students, in- 
cluding one member of this committee, in- 
terviewed guidance counselors at 1 1 sec- 
ondary schools in New England, the ma- 
jority of which have supplied Bowdoin with 
successful students during the last several 
years. In nearly all those interviews the 

counselors indicated their feeling that ( 1 ) 
Bowdoin's isolation deters many applicants 
and (2) the addition of women would make 
the College more attractive, particularly to 
those concerned about its isolation. 

9. The Princeton report of September 24, 
1968, op. cit., contains a number of im- 
pressive statistics documenting the adverse 
effect which the absence of women under- 
graduates has on the number and quality 
of male applicants to Princeton. Of 425 
men identified by the director of admissions 
as the best in the applicant group, only 181 
chose to enroll. The three principal reasons 
given by them for rejecting Princeton, all 
interrelated, were ( 1 ) the lack of women 
students, (2) inadequate social facilities and 
the general social atmosphere of the under- 
graduate years, and (3) the problems raised 
by the "club" system. Seventy-five percent 
of the faculty members polled believed that 
coeducation would increase the attractive- 
ness of Princeton to the best quality secon- 
dary school students. Eighty-four percent 
of the undergraduates thought that coedu- 
cation has a positive effect in attracting well 
qualified male applicants. 

10. The Princeton report, ibid., described a 
"blind" questionnaire sent to 4600 seniors 
at 19 superior public and private secondary 
schools throughout the country. Eighty-one 
percent of the male students thought a co- 
educational college would increase its at- 
traction to them. 

The Princeton study indicates that only 
3 percent of the high school seniors ques- 
tioned preferred a small all-male liberal arts 
college, in contrast to 24 percent who pre- 
ferred a small coeducational liberal arts col- 
lege. Ignoring all other factors, the response 


seems to be that these seniors preferred co- 
education 8 to 1. Such statistics suggest that 
the pool of applicants who are interested in 
single sex institutions such as Bowdoin is 
undoubtedly significantly smaller than the 
pool of those with a coeducational prefer- 
ence. And it would seem that the smaller 
the pool of potential applicants, the less 
numerous the talented applicants that Bow- 
doin is likely to see. 

1 1. For example, Robert W. Fuller, dean of 
the faculty, in "The Admission of Women 
Undergraduates to Trinity College," dated 
September 30, 1968, wrote, at p. 6: "If we 
were to strike out boldly we could skim the 
cream off the untapped resevoir. If we re- 
main cautiously behind Wesleyan and the 
others, they will get the cream. By seizing 
this unique opportunity we might well sur- 
pass, in one bound, the Little Three schools 
in the quality of our student body. Few 
such opportunities are presented in an in- 
stitution's history." 

12. Jencks and Riesman, op. cit., p. 297: 
"Some might argue that this pluralistic 
dream also requires the preservation of at 
least a few traditional masculine subcul- 
tures, where those who cling to an older 
ethos can find comfort and a sense of sex- 
ual superiority. . . . The pluralistic argu- 
ment for preserving all-male colleges is un- 
comfortably similar to the pluralistic argu- 
ment for preserving all-white colleges, and 
we are far from enthusiastic about it." 

13. Except for the Air Force Academy, 
there has been no four year all-male col- 
lege of national standing established in this 
country in more than a generation. 

14. According to a Yale University News 
Bureau press release dated April 16, 1969, 
2850 women applied for 240 places in 
Yale's next freshman class. In addition, ap- 
proximately 1500 women applied for trans- 
fer to the sophomore and junior classes. 
Of their number, approximately 300 re- 
ceived acceptances. 

15. It might be desirable to admit qualified 
junior college graduates and transfer stu- 

dents, thus increasing the female population 
in the upper classes at an earlier date. 

16. We believe that by rescheduling classes, 
few, if any, additional classrooms would be 
needed initially. 

17. Robert F. Goheen et al., The Educa- 
tion of Undergraduate Women at Prince- 
ton: An Examination of Coordinate Ver- 
sus Coeducational Patterns (Princeton, N.J., 
March 1969), at p. 21: "To put the ques- 
tion directly: Is the current interest in co- 
educational patterns a fad that is likely to 
be superseded by renewed interest in more 
separate arrangements for men and women 

"There are two reinforcing kinds of evi- 
dence which suggest strongly that the cur- 
rent interest in coeducational patterns is no 
fad. First, there is the historical record it- 
self. The history of education in the United 
States — and in all other parts of the world 
as well — reveals a steady, persistent trend 
toward greater equality of educational op- 
portunity and more common educational 
experiences for men and women. The 
movement toward coeducation began in the 
early part of the 19th century and has pro- 
gressed steadily since then. Even the estab- 
lishment of 'separate but equal' colleges for 
women, often affiliated with men's institu- 
tions, was in its historical context part of 
the long-range movement toward more 
fully integrated educational patterns. So far 
as we are aware, there have been no sig- 
nificant interruptions in this trend, no gen- 
eral counter-movements for more educa- 
tional separation. Unlike styles of dress or 
hair, where the historical record reveals 
many swings from one extreme to another, 
the movement toward coeducation has been 
one-directional — and the burden of proof is 
surely on those who would claim that this 
movement is now likely to be reversed. 

"The second kind of evidence consists of 
an examination of the underlying techno- 
logical, economic, and social factors which 
have been largely responsible for the trend 
toward coeducational patterns. 

"Changes in technology have already 
served to alter drastically the occupational 

mix and to emphasize mental skills as op- 
posed to physical strength. This trend will 
certainly continue. One result has been the 
opening of many new employment oppor- 
tunities for women who wish to work in 
areas which until recently were more or less 
reserved for men. This increase in opportu- 
nities has been accomplished by an in- 
creased ability of women to take advantage 
of them as the result of other important 
changes. First, the development of labor- 
saving devices for the home, coupled with 
increases in real income (used to purchase 
ready-made clothes, pre-prepared foods, 
etc.), have freed the time of women from 
many traditional tasks. Second, advances in 
birth control have made it easier for couples 
to plan their families in such a way as to 
enable the woman to continue her outside 
interests. Third, associated with these devel- 
opments have been important changes in 
social attitudes. We are witnessing ever in- 
creasing acceptance of equal status for 
women and increasing dissatisfaction with 
any arrangements which seem to confer on 
women a separate, and often inferior, sta- 
tus. . . . 

"We emphasize that we can see no rea- 
son to expect any of these underlying fac- 
tors to cease to operate — let alone to re- 
verse themselves. It would seem prudent 
therefore to plan on a continuation of the 
trend toward more joint participation by 
men and women in activities of all kinds. 
This in turn suggests that the case for co- 
educational patterns will become stronger 
with the passage of time, not weaker." 

18. The committee is very much impressed 
with the success of the Senior Center in 
bringing seniors together with members of 
the Faculty. 

19. Since this report was written, the Fac- 
ulty has voted to eliminate the laboratory 
science requirement. — Editor. 

20. At Colby and Haverford, two members, 
and at Wabash, one member of the faculty, 
in every case chosen by the faculty, have 
this privilege. At Cornell, the board of trus- 
tees includes faculty members. 


Protest and Reaction: 
Students and Society 
in Conflict 

By A. LeRoy Greason Jr. 

I am writing from old England, where I have come from New 
England to do research in 18th-century literature. I have left 
behind a college, a town, a state, and a nation, in all of which 
I was involved in varying degrees, and I have stepped into a 
new kind of freedom. Without involvement in my community 
at the edge of London and certainly without immediate influ- 
ence anywhere, I am today very much the student again — re- 
sponsible for nothing but my own affairs and a reasonably 
decent account of myself at the end of the year. Vietnam, Bi- 
afra, Czechoslovakia, and Black Power swirl about me, but 
there is even less I can do than I did before. Disengagement 
heightens frustration. The educator on sabbatical soon under- 
stands why students must — and can only — protest. 

My own experience in the last few years with student pro- 
tests has ranged, like the experience of other college adminis- 
trators, from petitions to picketing and strikes, and the causes, 
always intensely pursued, have varied from greater freedom 
in entertaining women to repudiation of the draft and the 
Vietnam War. In the last few months, my experience has been 
confined to reading the literature of student protest. Distance 
from the battlefield, I find, not only spares me the drama of 
confrontation, but provides sufficient respite to consider at 
length what the conflict is all about. 

Probably the best-known book on the subject is George 
Kennan's Democracy and the Student Left. The English 
edition appeared only recently and, like its American prede- 
cessor, was followed by justifiably critical reviews. Kennan is 
strangely insensitive to youth and the nature of its protest, a 
failing he shares with our generation as a whole. He hastens, 
at one point, to reassure youth that the draft does not neces- 
sarily mean instant death: 

I am reliably informed that the probability of a recent 
male college graduate being drafted and killed in action was 
10 per 100,000 in 1776, and 30 per 100,000 in 1967. That 
this will rise in 1968 is to be expected, if deplored. It would 
have to rise very materially before the risk would become a 
substantial one. Even the figure for 1967 is less than half 
the death rate in motor accidents for those from fifteen to 
twenty-four years of age, which is 69.6 per 100,000. 

I am reminded, in the midst of my 18th-century studies, of 
another piece of "political arithmetic." Jonathan Swift, in "A 

Mark Heinlein '72 


Modest Proposal," appears to advocate that the poor people 
of Ireland raise their infants as food for their landlords. No 
other "reasonable" means of survival, he argues, has worked, 
and this one at least is statistically feasible. 

I have been assured by a very knowing American of my 
acquaintance in London, that a young healthy child well 
nursed is at a year old a most delicious, nourishing and 
wholesome food .... I do therefore humbly offer it to pub- 
lic consideration, that of the hundred and twenty thousand 
children already computed, twenty thousand may be re- 
served for breed, whereof only one fourth part to be males, 
which is more than we allow to sheep, blackcattle, and 
swine .... 

The difference, of course, is that Kennan means what he 
says while Swift, by ironically highlighting the horrors of this 
kind of thinking, intends to shock people into seeing other 
people as human beings — as creatures deserving compassion, 
not computerization. Swift wants corrective action. He pro- 
tests. Kennan gives us the comfort that things could be worse. 
He justifies. Swift is the moralist who knows we are wrong. 
Kennan is the realist who knows the odds. Swift, for all his 
Toryism, voices the outraged spirit of today's Student Left. 
Kennan, for all his liberalism, is the safe voice of middle age, 
and it is impossible to be very proud of what he says. 

To damn Kennan, however, is not to praise the spokesmen 
for the Student Left. It was Mark Rudd, the head of the Co- 
lumbia University chapter of Students for a Democratic So- 
ciety, who wrote that infamous open letter last April to Presi- 
dent Grayson Kirk of Columbia in which he said: "We will 
destroy your world, your corporation, your University." The 
letter was addressed "Dear Grayson" and ended, "Up against 
the wall, motherfucker, this is a stick-up." 

Once the shock of obscenity has subsided, the sympathetic 
reader may see the letter simply as the rhetoric of outrage, of 
disgust with "the Establishment" which has failed to stop a 

Mr. Greason has returned to the campus to resume his duties as 
dean of the College and professor of English. 

This article is reprinted with permission from the current issue 
of The North American Review, which is edited by Robley C. Wil- 
son Jr. '52. Copyright© 1969 by the University of Iowa. 

painful war and to cope intelligently or foresightedly with 
those interrelated injustices of poverty, racial prejudice, and 
urban slums. Such a sympathetic reading, however, misses the 
full implication of what has been said. Swift is again helpful 
in understanding the absurdity of it. At the end of Gulliver's 
Travels, poor Gulliver returns home from a visit to a Utopia 
of purely rational creatures. The transition from perfection to 
mere humanity is more than Gulliver can take. He faints when 
kissed by "that odious animal," his wife; he lives with his 
horses in preference to his family; and by walking about the 
streets with his nose stuffed with "rue, lavender, or tobacco 
leaves" he, in effect, rejects the entire human race. Rudd and 
the radical element he represents within the student protest 
have had their vision too — a world at peace, free from the ten- 
sions of nations, races, and classes, a world wholly responsive 
to the voice of youth in shaping its values and its style. Upon 
turning from this vision to the world that is, they are under- 
standably horrified. But like Gulliver, they are ultimately ab- 
surd in their rejection of it. They ascribe to the Establishment 
— not stupidity, of which it is certainly guilty, but the most 
evil of intentions. Whatever good the Establishment has done 
is irrelevant to the issues at hand. No one is willing to enter- 
tain the possibility that the men who make up the Establish- 
ment may in some instances be victimized themselves. The 
Student Left, like Gulliver in his unqualified scorn, is really 
rejecting its own humanity. The Student Left epitomizes the 
very impersonality it elsewhere deplores. 

I have, of course, cited extreme examples. Kennan says 
some very sensible things, though often in a captious way, and 
I have selected one of his silliest arguments. Dissenting stu- 
dents have aimed at some valid targets, and I have selected one 
of their wildest shots. The temptation to cite extremes, how- 
ever, is understandable, for much of the debate seems to run to 
extremes. The adult world is essentially reactionary when dis- 
cussing student protest, and individual students, though dis- 
satisfied with a variety of different things, find a common bond 
in rallying around the most excited of their leaders, who are 
dissatisfied with everything. The center has lost its voice and 
much of its appeal. 

Cohn-Bendit, the French student leader, says, "In certain 
objective situations — with the help of an active minority — 



spontaneity can find its old place in the social movement. 
Spontaneity makes possible the forward drive, not the orders 
of a leading group." He envisions a union of students and 
workers achieved in "the dynamics of action." Common ob- 
jectives do not count. They do not even exist. They are dis- 
covered in the mystique of action. All causes can be accom- 
modated. Against such radicalism, it is little wonder the center 
cannot hold. 

It is the loss of this center which bothers me most, just as 
it does Diana Trilling in her excellent article, in Commentary, 
on student protest at Columbia. This center is not some me- 
chanical point of compromise between extremes, and it is 
certainly not the boggy middle filled with the inertia of indif- 
ference. The center is the vantage point of the liberal spirit, 
responsive to the very different geniuses of, say, a Ford and a 
Thoreau, sensitive to the conflicting needs of the many and of 
the one, dignified by the old and quickened by the new. It 
senses that even order and justice can be at odds, but it will 
not forsake one to achieve the other, for it believes there are 
better solutions than those propounded by the extremes with 
their moral imperatives of single vision. The tragedy of stu- 
dent protest and the reaction to it is the abandonment of such 
beliefs. Violence, says the Left, is the way to justice — in Chi- 
cago, in Watts, in Columbia. Order, says the reaction, is the 
way to justice — in all those places where order has heretofore 
brought little justice. Small wonder the liberal center cannot 
hold the ends together. Whether it is able to continue to some 
purpose depends on how soon it can convince the extremes 
that the complexity of the problem calls for braver and pro- 
founder measures than any advanced thus far. 

■ o understand what must be done requires first some 
sense of what student protest is. In part it is the same old pro- 
test we have known through the ages: the idealism, self-confi- 
dence, and innocence of youth affronted by the realism, skep- 
ticism, and jadedness of age. "Every generation," wrote 
George Orwell, "imagines itself to be more intelligent than the 
one that went before it. . . ." This latest generation apparently 
finds itself morally superior as well. In the inevitable imper- 
fections of systems and societies and of the men who create 
them, youth sees only the wicked will of the Establishment. 

The very experience of growing up in the last decade or two 
has lent its own peculiar relish to protest. A number of stu- 
dents have known material prosperity, and having known it, 
they have understandably lost interest in it — at least for them- 
selves — for the time being. Having had the Little League ex- 
perience, they are now interested in other leagues their fathers 
never dreamed of. The Peace Corps and Vista are ways of 
life which have left more than one set of parents puzzled and 
bewildered, wondering how they failed! 

The need of students today for social involvement is inten- 
sified by the technology of our present society. Although the 
computer has blessed us with efficiency, it has reduced us to 
the loneliness and coldness of numbers, scores, and types. 
Television, by bringing the police dogs of Alabama into the 
living room, gave visceral urgency to the civil rights movement 
that no artistry or crusading had achieved before. The leaders 
of student protest were about ten years old when those dogs 
were called in, and they have obviously gotten the message. 

Finally, as I have intended to imply, there are some very 
real causes for dissatisfaction with adult society. I do not mean 
the moral failings of adults as individuals; although our pri- 
vate failings must add some spice to the student protest, they 
are not the failings which have sparked the student protest. 
The concern is over those inadequacies and wrongs which 
have become a part of the structure and substance of contem- 
porary society. The Vietnam war, for example, is certainly a 
recognized failure of the age, and although we discuss it large- 
ly in terms of how we can extricate ourselves, we expect our 
youth to continue to accept a draft and to lay down their lives, 
if necessary, while we debate the shapes of tables at which 
peace will be discussed. In spite of the affluence many college 
students have known, every sociology and economics course 
they take reminds them that a fourth of the nation lives in pov- 
erty. Something, they're sure, is wrong with the distribution 
process in the richest nation in the world. As for their colleges, 
budgets for athletics and public relations seem ridiculously 
high and teaching loads for faculty appallingly light, espe- 
cially in a world where scholarships and classroom teachers 
are badly needed. And in the midst of such strains, the cur- 
riculum always seems outmoded and the methods to change it 
designed to keep it so. It should not be surprising that col- 
leges, for all the freedoms they tolerate and protect, are 
viewed by students as just one more piece of the Establish- 

I have said nothing about drugs and sex, which adults who 
discuss student protest seem to make a great deal of. These 
are, I suppose, parts of the problem, but they are really mani- 
festations of confusion, for which adults are largely respon- 
sible. We are, after all, a nation of drug users, from alcohol 
and tobacco to aspirin and tranquilizers. We dignify and pop- 
ularize these drugs with the most lavish advertising, and we 
use them each year in greater quantity and against our better 
judgment. We refuse to listen to the medical experts on tobac- 
co, and yet we expect youth to listen to the experts on mari- 
huana. The experts, to be true, differ among themselves, and 
so in the case of marihuana we fall back on strict laws and 
severe penalties, becoming a kind of parody of our grandpar- 
ents in their efforts to prohibit the alcohol adults now use and 
abuse. It is not a pretty sight, but insofar as drugs are con- 
cerned, youth is more sinned against than sinning. 

The same is true in the matter of sex. Philip Wylie's A Gen- 
eration of Vipers, the radical text of my college days, properly 
indicted a society which uses sex to advertise everything from 
chewing gum to automobiles and then expects it to turn itself 
off before it runs its course. Sex never turns itself off, and 
when it thrives as intercourse among unmarried students it too 
often produces unhappy consequences — venereal disease, 
mental breakdowns, illegitimate births, and forced marriages. 
In a strict sense the students are at fault. But the society which 
reared them is really the glamorizer and the titillator of sex. 
Pot and the pill are not conscious parts of the student protest; 
they are really parts of a world we have created, and the stu- 
dents who turn themselves on and love around, even if they 
think they are protesting, are simply acting out the macabre 
consequences of a drama begun well before their time. 

Where protest is genuine, it is usually complicated by the 
reactions of adults. The quotation from Orwell cited earlier 
— "Every generation imagines itself to be more intelligent 


than the one that went before it . . . ." — continues "and wiser 
than the one that comes after it. This is an illusion, and one 
should recognize it as such, but one also ought to stick to one's 
own world-view, even at the price of seeming old-fashioned: 
for that world-view springs out of experiences that the young- 
er generation has not had, and to abandon it is to kill one's 
intellectual roots." It is, I think, the tenacity with which the 
adult clings to his world-view, unmindful that his sense of 
greater wisdom is only an illusion, which creates so much 
difficulty. Without doubt the adult has experienced the pres- 

"Students cannot continue as the least of the 
political bodies involved in the running of a 

sures of life today, and he has learned to cope with them. He 
knows that education is important, and so he drives his chil- 
dren through the system, whether they are ready for it or not. 
He knows that the old frontiers have fallen and that the new 
world calls for organization, corporate action, and technical 
knowledge, and so he tries to sell the system and its needs to 
the next generation, although he cannot always justify its 
products. His is the tightly linked world of the team effort; it 
cannot accommodate extremes. And yet, it is dissatisfaction 
with this world that has driven youth to extremes — and adults, 
ironically, have complimented youth by reacting in extremes 

The college administrator, for example, is assured, often 
by permissive parents, that if he would only deal firmly with 
students all would be well. Such advice comes from those who 
do not know that for centuries colleges treated children firmly 
like children — at least through the 1930s — and that college 
students obliged by acting like children. More recently col- 
leges have treated students only half the time as though they 
were children and the other half as though they were adults, 
and the results are on the picket lines and at the barricades. 
It is certainly time to reconsider how students ought to be 
dealt with, but the answer is not firmly — at least not in the 
sense that most adults use it. 

To put the matter another way, students ought not to be 
dealt with firmly any more than students should deal firmly 
with college administrators and faculty or with the adult 
world at large. Firmness, as Chicago proved, wins no real 
respect and justifies no cause. It is today's synonym for belli- 
gerent force, and it inevitably invites force in reply. 

The answer to student protest is, I am convinced, student 
involvement — completely. In the colleges, there must be no 
"Mickey Mouse" about it and no endless detours of student 
recommendations through annual faculty and trustee com- 
mittee meetings until the procedures designed to assure sanity 
resemble paralysis. Education in its fullest sense must ulti- 
mately deal with ideas in action. The student, to be sure, 
stands back to abstract and analyze concepts in the process 
of learning, but he must also know them in the process of 
living. The beauty of living with one's ideas, of being held 
firmly to them (and here and only here is where firmness be- 
longs) is that the inevitable imperfections of any human 
scheme become in time terribly real. There is a dividend of 
humility built into the process, a necessity eventually to judge 

others less harshly. One experiences the commonality of all 
human beings, an awareness of which is so essential if the 
center is to hold and things not fly apart and at each other. In 
this world, of course, such awareness is hardly perfect peace, 
but it is the beginning of understanding. 

Our reluctance to involve our students more directly in the 
responsibility of running our colleges makes little sense. We 
not only deprive them of an important educational experience 
and ourselves of their insights (the better for being seriously 
listened to), but we invite the bitter criticism of those denied 
a voice in the very things which matter most to them. It is as 
though we preferred the destructive conflict of exclusion to 
the creative tensions of inclusion, as though we felt safer in a 
shell. American education doesn't need this kind of protec- 
tion from its students. Some European and Asian schools do, 
but they have been even slower than America to respond to 
the educational needs of today, and their faculties continue 
to bask in their prerogatives and resist even the most pressing 
reforms. Out of such absurdities rise the Cohn-Bendits, not 
to reform but to overthrow. In America, though the revolu- 
tionists exist, the vast majority of students look to change 
within our democratic society. Since no generation has a mo- 
nopoly on wisdom, but each sees by the light of its own special 
experiences, we can hope to resolve the issue of student pro- 
test only when our students are invited to be a real and respon- 
sible part of that society. The difficulty arises when we put 
aside the fine language and get down to the particular issues. 

Students cannot continue as the least of the political 
bodies involved in the running of a college. They are too cen- 
tral to the purpose of the college, and more to the point, they 
are, for all their youthful follies, too knowing. I would no 
longer have student committees, or faculty or trustee com- 
mittees for that matter, worry along in isolation the problems 
of the institution, reenforcing with each recommendation the 
bias of their own limited perspective. I would have the basic 
questions of the institution confronted by committees com- 
posed of students, faculty, and trustees together in order that 
there might be some enlightening of each other in the process. 
I think, too, I would see the members of these various groups 
all entitled to vote for the trustees and eligible to stand for 
trusteeships themselves. Certainly college government would 
be no more confused and tense than it is now. It could con- 
ceivably be more perceptive and responsible, genuinely repre- 
sentative of those for whom the institution is a major concern 
— the students, the teachers, and, through various of the trus- 
tees, the public at large. 

I see the students' concern for poverty, urban slums, and 
civil rights as part of the larger question of the role of a col- 
lege or university relative to society as a whole. The centers 
of higher education can no longer be thought of as retreats 
for rumination free from the cares of life. They are today 
very much centers of action humming with state and federal 
research grants, ROTC units, National Science Foundation 
Institutes, and Upward Bound and Headstart Programs. New 
social science courses send students into slums and ghettos to 
study poverty and prejudice. Colleges are now real estate 
holders in their towns and cities and large investors in the 
stock market, and their growing demands for space and ser- 



vices often strain their communities' resources. In the midst 
of these relatively recent developments, colleges have been 
slow to grasp the extent of their active involvement. Far from 
being dispassionate critics of society, colleges are now, like 
their students, well on the road to being "politicized." I think 
this development is inevitable, but the failure of the colleges 
to recognize it and give it direction is deplorable. If the col- 
leges mean to fight poverty and prejudice, as some of their in- 
dividual programs unquestionably do, then the colleges should 

"Youth will never accept the sad truth that 
when it comes to sex our private and social 
selves are at odds." 

work toward those ends in all of their policies. The possibili- 
ties, of course, are extensive, and that is why colleges must 
define and understand their relationship today and tomorrow 
to society at large. It is not enough for colleges to be political; 
they must be intelligently so. 

Within the colleges the civil rights movement will have spe- 
cial consequences. If justice is to be done, the percentage of 
black college students ought to equal the percentage of blacks 
within the nation, as a measurable start. This proportion will 
soon be the case at the better colleges anyway. Since a num- 
ber of blacks will come from poor families and poor schools, 
special admissions criteria, scholarships, tutorial assistance, 
and initially lower standards will be needed. Where these 
measures have already been in practice, black students have 
met the regular standards by graduation time. It is a workable 
scheme, and not to make it widely operative now is only to 
prolong the present tension. If conscience doesn't move us, 
then self-interest must. 

As for the black history, black culture, and all that might 
comprise the black curriculum, these courses must be offered 
and be staffed with blacks too, if that is what black students 
want. The desperate need of blacks to feel at home — even in 
academic disciplines — in a traditionally white society must 
be answered. As colleges, with the assistance of blacks, look 
for blacks to man these departments, they will find themselves 
settling for inexperienced teachers and perhaps even some 
whites. The experienced teachers they do find will often come 
from the predominantly black colleges in the South, where 
they are desperately needed too. But this is a healthy problem 
to wrestle with. So is the fate of the black curriculum. It would 
be naive to think that these departments will be universally 
good or successful, but they will answer a complex present 
need, and they will in time answer a purer intellectual need, 
for students do not settle easily for the second best. If the de- 
partments are to survive, either as separate units or in connec- 
tion with other departments, they will have to become good. 

The Vietnam war and the draft are problems the colleges 
cannot solve, but solutions are essential to the well-being of 
colleges. The national administration must convince our stu- 
dents that its efforts to find peace are sincere. Words will no 
longer do. And students had better be involved as voters as 
well as soldiers at 18. They will, of course, never be pleased 
with a draft, but the national administration can at least assure 
itself of broader support in the future by asking Congress for 
a formal declaration of war should such a sad necessity arise. 

Those who still cannot in conscience serve must be accommo- 
dated by alternatives to service. I do not believe there will be 
many objectors. Much of the outcry these past few years, as 
the willingness of protesters to take on the police and the 
Army suggests, is not in moral repugnance to force but in 
contempt for a foreign policy which has carried us into the 
Vietnam war and cannot get us out. 

As for drugs, the only workable solution is to put similar 
drugs on a similar footing. If the medical professional decides 
that marihuana resembles tobacco or alcohol more than it 
does other drugs, then marihuana should probably exist on 
much the same terms as they do. At the same time, the absur- 
dity of drugs of this sort can be made clear in a variety of 
ways, and the widely accepted efforts to broaden their appeal 
through advertising can be ended. The adults who insist that 
our problems with alcohol and tobacco are sufficient are prob- 
ably right, but it doesn't follow that new drugs of a similar 
nature should be excluded. To those who prefer the new 
drugs, this posture looks, as it is, hypocritical and unfair — 
and that is what students are protesting. 

In confronting sex, only a rash college administrator could 
claim any guaranteed answer. Youth will never accept the 
sad truth that when it comes to sex our private and social 
selves are at odds. We would all be Don Juans, but we 
would rather our sisters stayed home. Colleges, I believe, had 
better hold on to some form of parietal rules which preclude 
men and women students from spending the nights together 
in college buildings, if only as a reminder that society, even a 
liberal society, cannot exist with the personal and social prob- 
lems created by sexual license. I don't suppose for a moment 
that administrators can stop youngsters from fornicating, but, 
aware of the consequences, administrators needn't abet it. 
Adults can only labor to make the values clear — and let up 
on the relentlessness with which they employ sex to sell the 
world to each other. 

he real problem, however, is not how any adult or any 
student would set about righting the particular wrongs of col- 
leges or society. That is the path to manifestoes, Utopias, and 
tedium. The real problem is student protest and adult reac- 
tion. Protest for its own sake and protest for the vision's sake. 
How to distinguish them? Reaction for its own sake and re- 
action for sanity's sake. How to distinguish them? Few do, of 
course, because few want to. Not knowing the difference in 
ourselves, we suspect the motives in others. The illusion of our 
own righteousness grows, and we leap to extremes, trusting 
no one over thirty — or is it under? 

Rudd's dictim and the parents' advice to deal firmly are no 
solutions to the problem of protest and reaction because they 
are simply outgrowths of the distrust and ineptness which 
generated them. The only solution is to ask students to share 
on an equal footing the responsibilities of our colleges and of 
the greater society of which colleges are an increasingly active 
part. The generations will never see eye to eye, but they can 
have the common experience of confronting a mutual prob- 
lem instead of each other. In shaping and living answers, they 
may acquire some sense of the limits of vision and the limits 
of wisdom. It is the absence of this sense which has brought 
about the protest and the reaction. 



While thousands of college students headed for surf and sand to celebrate the rites of spring, ten from 
Bowdoin went north to spend their spring vacation on an Indian reservation. By John P. Davis 

For the past five years I have served 
as college teacher and as Catholic chap- 
lain at three different four-year liberal 
arts colleges. This limited experience, of 
course, in no way prompts me to write 
a general, all-inclusive defense of college 
students, first, because in my estimation 
the majority of college students need no 
defense, and second because I find the 
actions of a few students indefensible. 

Instead, I write to state as a matter of 
record that it has been my experience 
and the experience of fellow college 
chaplains of all denominational casts 
that the college student today is more 
religiously oriented and dedicated to al- 
truistic ideals in theory and in practice 
than you or I ever thought of being 
when we were stripling undergraduates. 

This is a bold statement, and perhaps 
clarification and qualification is neces- 
sary before I attempt to present some 
limited evidence for my case. When I 
state that the college student is religiously 
oriented I am not saying that he attends 
church services more often or in greater 
numbers than we did in our day, al- 
though it has been my experience that a 
very large number of Bowdoin students 
do participate in some type of religious 
service each week and with a high degree 
of regularity. Rather, by the "religiously 
oriented" student I mean the young per- 
son who asks searching and often agon- 
izing questions about God, about man, 
about the relationship between the two 
as it is or should be manifested in the 
many facets of life's enterprise: love, 
family, sex, social concerns, war, com- 
munication, education, authority, free- 
dom, and service. He is the young man 
who questions, who evaluates, who at- 
tempts to arrive at root answers, and 
then searches desperately for the exem- 
plification of his beliefs in the societal 
structure as he sees it. When this exem- 

Father Davis holds degrees from Holy 
Cross and Harvard. He has been chaplain 
to the Bowdoin College Newman Aposto- 
late for the past two years. 

School's out, fun's in, as four Passa- 
maquoddy youngsters race to the 
community hall where Project Bermuda 
North staffers conducted arts and crafts 
instruction in the afternoon. 

plification is not forthcoming — and who 
among us can say the Gospel message is 
being lived — he wonders, criticizes, and 
perhaps cries out his disappointment, 
frustration, and desire for change in pro- 
test and demonstration. 

The churches of the Christian dispen- 
sation are today defining more clearly 
the basic elements of faith. They are pro- 
claiming the message of the Gospel tra- 
dition and demanding the complete ad- 
herence of the entire person to that 
tradition, appreciating fully that deeper 
knowledge of the human condition based 
upon a more penetrating theological per- 
ception and advances in the behavioral 
and physical sciences demand greater 
exercise of personal responsibility and 
deeper appreciation of the role of en- 
lightened conscience in the actualization 
of Gospel commitment. 

Appreciating then that the student se- 
riously asks serious questions, is not to 
be appeased with superficial answers, is 
rightfully indignant and disgusted with 

the "Do as I say, not as I do" approach, 
and is convinced that if something is not 
as it should be then he, now, must work 
to change it, what evidence can I offer 
in support of my thesis? 

I offer one example which to me is 
typical, although admittedly limited in 
scope — Project Bermuda North. The 
folk masses which have been celebrated 
on the campus each Thursday evening 
for the past two years and which have 
been attended by as few as 12 and as 
many as 70 students of sundry religious 
affiliation have been the occasion for 
some interesting discussions. Whether 
the topic was race, injustice, old age, 
sex, freedom, or what have you, ulti- 
mately the question always arose: "What 
would Christ have done in this situation? 
What was His teaching?" And from the 
generally-stated ideal of "love your 
brother," there gradually and naturally 
evolved the further question: "How do 
we, as college students, love our broth- 
ers, witness to Christ — now?" 

Having visited the Passamaquoddy In- 
dian Reservation at Peter Dana Point in 
August and October 1968, I was person- 
ally convinced that somehow, in some 
way, I as a man, as a priest, as a college 
chaplain, had to be actively involved 
with these people, helping them in some 
way to help themselves. And thus when 
our folk mass discussion reached the 
critical point of words emanating into 
action, I tentatively broached the possi- 
bility that perhaps in some active way 
we, as college people, might be able to 
offer our meager talents, our very selves, 
to the Passamaquoddies if the Indians 
themselves felt our limited abilities and 
resources might be a small aid in helping 
them develop and strengthen their role 
and life situation as Indians. This possi- 
bility was briefly debated and readily 
agreed upon by the discussants. The 
Newman Executive Board then evalu- 
ated the possibilities and agreed to com- 
mit what programming and budget might 
be necessary to the endeavor. 



The project staff put in an 18-20 hour day during its 

week at Peter Dana Point. Above left: Father Davis reads 

the Gospel during a folk mass. Center left: Stephen 

O. Holmes '72 and Francis J. Keefe Jr. '71 lead a guitar 

lesson. Above: Barbara Br arm '71 , one of two 

St. Joseph's College coeds in the project, shows that 

art can be fun. Lower left: Following a taste of the new math 

from Assistant Professor of Mathematics Frederick N. 

Springsteel (center, seated), the higher-grade elementary 

children had a geography lesson from Michael N. Nadeau '71. 

Below: Helping the children devise a skit are Dana R. 

Harknett '70 (left) and N. Charles Farwell '69. Each of 

the participants had to bring a special arts 

skill to the project. 






In early November Steven H. Plourde 
'70 and I spent a week at Peter Dana 
Point talking over the idea with Gover- 
nor John Stevens and Wayne Newell, a 
Passamaquoddy who holds the position 
of program director for the American 
Friends Service Committee. From these 
Indians, both outstanding examples of 
the new Indian leadership, came the 
ideas for the actual orientation of Ber- 
muda North, i.e., workshops in the cre- 
ative arts conducted by college students 
for the Passamaquoddy children. 

To present in detail the operation 
from that point on would be a much too 
ambitious endeavor and unnecessary. In 
precis form, therefore, our "project" de- 
veloped as follows: an advertising cam- 
paign was launched on the campus to re- 
cruit candidates; an introductory meeting 
was held to acquaint prospective staff 
members with the nature of the project; 
a detailed application and statement of 
qualifications form was drawn up and 
filled out by those interested. 

It should be mentioned at this point 
that members of the project staff were 
selected solely on the basis of their tal- 
ents and experiences in the various crea- 
tive arts and on their past experiences 
in working with children. A statement 
of religious affiliation or commitment to 
any religious belief was not requested 
nor in any way taken into consideration 
in the selection of candidates. 

The applications were reviewed by the 
project director, the Newman Executive 
Board, the coordinator of Indian services 
for the Bureau of Human Relations Ser- 
vices, and Governor Stevens and his Tri- 
bal Council. The make-up of the staff 
after the final selection consisted of ten 
Bowdoin students; a Bowdoin professor 
and his wife; two undergraduates from 
St. Joseph's College in North Windham, 
Maine; a Passamaquoddy high school 
student; and the project director. The 
number selected, 16, was based on the 
facilities available, the needs of our pro- 
gram, and the desire of the Indian gov- 
ernor and his council. 

From that point on, the work began 
in earnest. The enthusiastic response of 
these students to the heavy demands of 
time and work necessary for the realiza- 
tion of our project manifests, I feel, their 
sincerity and total involvement in pur- 
suing the actualization of our vaunted 
theoretical ideal: love your brother. 

There was no talk in lofty and lyric 
phrases. Theoretical possibilities dis- 
cussed quietly over coffee in academia 
and resulting at best in stirring resolu- 
tions were not the order of the day. 
There was work to be done — long hard 
days and nights and months of intense 
intellectual, psychological, educational 
preparation and physical work to be ac- 
complished and directed toward a li- 
mited, very specific goal. And it was 
done completely and cheerfully — al- 
though, admittedly, to our physical and 
emotional disadvantage at times. There 
were orientation sessions to acquaint us 
with life on the reservation, the Passama- 
quoddy customs and heritage, and their 
cultural evaluation and concept forma- 
tion, which in some areas are quite dif- 
ferent from the white man's. There was 
another week-long trip to the reserva- 
tion by Erland A. Cutter '69, Dana R. 
Harknett 70, and the project director to 
assess the locale and map out details with 
the governor, teachers, and other per- 
sons. There was literature to be read — 
on Indian history, the relationship be- 
tween the State of Maine and the Pas- 
samaquoddies, the relationship of other 
governmental and private agencies with 
the Indians, the history and present and 
future plans of the Catholic Church in 
its visible manifestation of concern for 

the Passamaquoddies of Indian Town- 
ship. There was a language to be learned 
— at least a few key words of Passama- 
quoddy for familiarization and use in 
the workshops. There were planning ses- 
sions for the members of each workshop 
— students were completely responsible 
for planning the objectives of their par- 
ticular workshops, programming and 
scheduling the learning process, and pro- 
curing all the materials needed for their 
particular creative arts specialty. What 
materials not secured by donation had 
to be purchased from funds in our 
meager budget and from cash donations 

Thanks to the Bowdoin News Services 
an intense publicity campaign was 
launched to help us secure donations. 

All of this immediate preparation took 
place from January to March 22, com- 
bined here and there with daily classes, 
final examinations, and other activities 
associated with normal college life. 

On March 23, a Sunday of bright sun- 
shine and of brighter promise, the week 
of spring vacation, we left Brunswick in 
a caravan of borrowed vehicles ranging 
from a two-ton truck to a Checker cab 
and including a Volkswagen camper. 

Discounting a broken radiator, the 
need for a front-end alignment, and a 
disaster-ridden generator, we survived 

Project Bermuda North, while perhaps the most dramatic, was only one of 
several social service projects carried out by Bowdoin students this year. 
According to the Dean of Students' Office, some 200 undergraduates were 
involved in organizations aimed wholly or in part at community betterment. 
Such organizations include the Bowdoin Undergraduate Civil Rights Or- 
ganization, the Afro-American Society, the Bowdoin-Brunswick Tutorial, 
Big Brothers, and the Pineland Project. Students in the last group work at 
the state hospital and training center in Pownal. 

Unless additional financial support is found, there will not be a Bermuda 
North next year. The item was specifically cut from the Newman Aposto- 
late's budget when it went before the Student Activities Fee Committee 
this spring. 

According to College Librarian Arthur Monke, chairman of the com- 
mittee which is composed of five faculty members and five students, pro- 
posed expenditures for 1969-70 exceeded estimated income by some $20,- 
000. The committee decided unanimously to eliminate financial support of 
what it considered to be off-campus activities of several student organiza- 
tions. Also affected were the student-recruitment budget of the Afro-Ameri- 
can Society, which some would argue should be provided by the College 
anyway and will be, and the travel budget of the International Club. 

Funds dispensed by the Student Activities Fee Committee are raised by 
an assessment of $75 a year from each student. He pays the fee when he 
pays his tuition and other bills. 



There are three Indian reservations in 
Maine. About 600 Penobscots live on 
Indian Island at Old Town. Some 400 
Passamaquoddies live at Pleasant 
Point, near Eastport, and another 225 
live in Indian Township, which, like 
Pleasant Point, is in Washington 
County, the most economically de- 
pressed area in Maine. 

The township is about 250 miles 
from Brunswick. The closest large 
community to it is Calais, about 20 
miles away. In the township is Peter 
Dana Point where about 150 Passa- 
maquoddies live. Another 75 or so 
live on what is known as the Prince- 
ton "Strip," a row of 17 houses along 
U.S. Route 1 on the edge of the town 
of Princeton, which is about five 
miles from Peter Dana Point. The 
township consists of some 18,000 
acres, nearly all of which is leased by 
the St. Croix Paper Co., a subsidiary 
of Georgia-Pacific Corp. 

Most of the Indians there are en- 
gaged in highly seasonal work, such 
as lumbering and blueberrying. Some 
travel to Aroostook County at pota- 
to-harvesting time. Fewer than a half 
dozen families have heads who are 
regularly or permanently employed. 
The average per capita income, in- 
cluding welfare assistance, was esti- 
mated to be $430 in 1967. Ninety 
percent of the Passamaquoddies nev- 
er finish high school, and about half 
the adults have less than an eighth- 
grade education. 

Many have been forced to leave 
the reservation (according to the 
1967 tribal census there were 221 
present and 109 absent Indian Town- 
ship Passamaquoddies) to take jobs 
in Hartford, Boston, and other large 
cities in New England. Leaving the 
land is often traumatic — the Passa- 
maquoddy word for "land" and "peo- 
ple" (meaning themselves) is the 
same. It is nearly impossible for the 
rootless middle-class white man, who 
moves nearly every time the corpora- 
tion for which he works promotes 
him, to understand the Indian's at- 
tachment to the land. Then, too, 
moving off the reservation, while it 
may mean a better material life, 
brings the threat of assimilation and 
race extinction. 

Unlike most Indians, Maine's In- 
dians, who signed their treaties with 
the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 
not the federal government, are sub- 
ject to state control, which Maine 
assumed by the 1820 Compact of 
Separation. Materially, they have 

Governor Stevens 
Red Power's on the rise. 

fared no worse than "federal" Indi- 
ans, but until the responsibility for 
their welfare was taken from the De- 
partment of Health and Welfare they 
were hampered in effective tribal self- 
government by inadequate, incom- 
plete, and sometimes outdated state 

While there is still much to be done 
in the area of self-government, the 
future of the Passamaquoddies of In- 
dian Township looks brighter than it 
has in years. Chief among the reasons 
is the leadership of 35-year-old John 
Stevens, a Marine Corps veteran of 
the Korean conflict who was elected 
to his first two-year term as governor 
of the township in 1955 and has been 
reelected ever since. In 1965 he was 
instrumental in the establishment of 
the State Department of Indian Af- 
fairs, which took over all responsibil- 
ities for the Indians except education. 
That was transferred to the State De- 
partment of Education. In 1966, 
when the department tried to close the 
elementary schools on the reserva- 
tions, Stevens was one of the leaders 
who successfully appealed to the U.S. 
Office of Civil Rights to block the 
move. In March 1968 the Passama- 
quoddies, after more than six years' 
preparation, filed a $150 million suit 
against the Commonwealth of Mas- 
sachusetts, claiming that the com- 
monwealth had not lived up to its 
treaty obligations. A few months la- 
ter, when Georgia-Pacific began 
strip-cutting in violation of lease 
agreements, Stevens directed demon- 
strations which halted all forestry 

operations on the lots. The ensuing 
negotiations provided for the train- 
ing of Indian woods crews and the ex- 
clusive right of Indians to cut on the 
township. Behind both the suit and 
the confrontation with G-P is the crit- 
ical issue of who owns Indian Town- 
ship. Does it belong to the State of 
Maine, which gets the lease revenues, 
or to the Indians? 

When Maine's first commissioner 
of Indian affairs, Edward C. Hinck- 
ley, was forced to resign by Governor 
Curtis this spring for allegedly poor 
administrative policies, Stevens joined 
with other Indian leaders in protest- 
ing the dismissal and managed to 
have Hinckley rehired at the same 
salary as a consultant to the depart- 
ment. The three tribal governors also 
won the right to have final say on his 

Hinckley may have had his trou- 
bles staying within the budget (the 
department was about $90,000 over- 
drawn for the biennium which ended 
June 30), but he was effective in 
giving the Indians a greater voice in 
their own affairs and in marshaling 
support among sympathetic non-In- 
dians. The Catholic Diocese of Port- 
land (which includes all of Maine) 
now has a full-time coordinator of 
Indian services,* the American 
Friends Service Committee supports 
a full-time community organizer who 
is a Passamaquoddy, the Unitarians 
have sent teams to the reservations, 
and the Episcopal Diocese of Maine 
has expressed an interest in helping. 
From the federal government have 
come Vista workers and OEO funds 
for a Community Action Program. 
Seven Passamaquoddy high school 
students are or have been in the fed- 
erally sponsored Bowdoin Upward 

Many non-Indians who have 
worked with the Passamaquoddies are 
convinced that their role should be 
advisory and supportive, that the In- 
dians must solve their own problems 
through greater human and commu- 
nity development on the reservation 
and by devising ways to increase their 
political support among non-Indians. 
Handouts, which are still desperately 
needed and which must be provided, 
are not the answer to the Indians' 
problems. Increasingly, the Indians 
are coming to this realization them- 
selves. — E. B. 

*He is Louis L. Doyle, onetime administrative 
assistant to the Senior Center director. 



the trip unscathed, arriving at Peter 
Dana Point 6V2 hours later. 

From that time on, my favorable im- 
pression of and confidence in the staff 
members, which had grown steadily since 
first they were selected, was increased a 
thousand-fold. Our living conditions 
were poor at best. The boys and I slept 
in sleeping bags in the new parish hall, 
the center for our activities that week. 
The girls stayed at a motel, located some 
20 miles from the reservation. All meals 
were prepared by our two student chefs. 

From seven each morning until two 
or three the next morning we would hold 
workshops in arts and crafts, music, 
drama, sewing and fashion design; tu- 
tor Indian children; clear and clean the 
hall many times; serve meals to the staff 
and many invited guests (including the 
entire reservation on two occasions); 
and provide entertainment in the eve- 
ning for adults and children alike. On 
Wednesday we took the youngsters from 
grades seven through twelve to the Uni- 
versity of Maine at Orono for a pre- 
arranged educational-demonstration tour 
lasting six hours. On the night before we 
survived a storm blackout on the reser- 
vation while showing an evening movie 
to 70 children. Near the end of our stay 
we distributed the large, planned surplus 

of art, music, tutoring, and sewing sup- 
plies intended to compensate in part for 
the fact that we could stay there only 
one week to teach them these skills. 
Then we distributed 500 new gifts. We 
left on Saturday morning, March 29, 
hollow-eyed and bone weary, with tears 
in our eyes and in the eyes of the large 
crowd gathered to see us off, thinking 
only, each of us: "We must return!" 

And return we must, somehow, in 
some way. Too much was begun, too 
many positive relationships established 
and favorable impressions made to per- 
mit the thought of stopping here. Next 
year financial sponsorship of the project 
must be obtained, for our expenses of 
$2,300, while not begrudged and even 
happily expended on so worthwhile an 
endeavor, cannot be borne again by us 
alone another year. 

But the point at issue here is not an 
appeal, but rather the statement that 
Project Bermuda North, though admit- 
tedly limited in scope, does give solid un- 
derpinning to positive value judgments 
about today's college youth. These 
young people were willing to "put their 
money where their month was." They 
demonstrated most tangibly an actual 
commitment to their beliefs and their 
fellow man. They worked hard and long, 

they gave up their spring vacation, they 
suffered physically, were placed under 
severe emotional stress at times, and 
each of them, on his lengthy evaluation 
report, expressed most firmly the desire 
to return again if ever Project Bermuda 
North II becomes a reality. 

And, it should be noted, none of the 
staff considers himself a martyr, a do- 
gooder, a holy or religious person. We 
have a positive repugnance toward such 
appellations. Our thoughts, most sincere- 
ly expressed, are: "These people were 
there, we were here — so we tried to get 
together a bit. No big deal, no big deal 
at all." It is interesting, I think, and to 
their credit, that no staff member glori- 
fies the project or his part in it. 

Project Bermuda North — no big deal, 
an undertaking limited in scope with 
a small number of people — but a solid 
and lasting item of concrete evidence 
which, along with a host of other tan- 
gible and intangible manifestations of 
positive, humanitarian, and religious 
awareness and concern available on this 
and many other campuses, must be taken 
into consideration before any compre- 
hensive and realistic evaluation of the 
college student can be formulated with 
any degree of reasonableness, sincerity, 
and truth. 

-.- -/ ~ - ' 


Class News 

the Prospect Hill Congregational Church 
in Somerville. 



Apt. L-2 

922 Montgomery Avenue 

Bryn Mawr, Pa. 19010 

Wadleigh Drummond has been elected to 
the Finance Committee of the Cumberland 
County Bar Association. 

Hebron Academy is planning to build a 
new library which will be named the "Ros- 
coe H. Hupper Memorial Library" in honor 
of the former president of Hebron's Board 
of Trustees. The structure is expected to be 
completed by the fall of 1970. 


\J %y V 

ASPER J. Stahl 
Waldoboro 04572 

In these latter days your agent too often 
feels that it were more fitting were he to be 
known as the class necrologist. 

Mrs. Harold Burton and our classmate 
Dorothy Marsh (Hon.) were sponsors for 
the Washington concert in April of the 
Bowdoin musical clubs. Dorothy's husband, 
Harold '09, was the first, many years ago, 
to bring this singing group to the nation's 

There was in March a generous gift to 
our Alumni Fund from Charles Hatch, 
Esq., class president, class agent, and secre- 
tary pro tempore of the Amherst College 
Class of 1909. This gift honored his life- 
long friend. Justice Harold H. Burton of 
our Class. Mr. Hatch is an active associate 
of the York County Bowdoin Club. His 
letter and gift to Bowdoin and 1909 are a 
unique and probably an original and fine 
example of academic ecumenicism. We are 
most grateful for such an associate. 

Even to report death is an unhappy ex- 
perience. Far sadder is it, however, to speak 
of those who have had a shorter lease and 
who depart this life prematurely. So it was 
with Donald N. Koughan '45, who died on 
Nov. 18, 1968, in the Arlington (Va.) Hos- 
pital. He was the son of Dan Koughan. We 
are all sorry, Dan. 

Karl D. Scates died on Monday, Feb. 17, 
at Winter Park, Fla. For many years he had 
been the general manager for the Parker- 
Young Paper Co. 

Karl entered Bowdoin with 1909 and 
graduated with 1908. He never, however, 
gave up his identity with the better class 
and was always a welcome visitor at all re- 
unions. He was buried in Westbrook, Me., 
following services at the West Medford 
Congregational Church at 10 a.m. on Sat- 
urday, Feb. 22. 

In the battle with Destiny we grieve to 
report another casualty. Bill Sparks died on 
April 4, in his home in Williamsburg, Va. 
We will all recall him fondly as a genial 
friend and a great athlete. 

Oramel Stanley was elected a vice presi- 
dent of the Pejepscot Historical Society at 
its annual meeting in January. 


E. Curtis Matthews 
59 Pearl Street 
Mystic, Conn. 06355 

Al Stone was honored by the Somerville 
(Mass.) Council of Churches on April 3. 
Al has spent over 50 years in the ministry, 
and this year marks his 20th anniversary at 


Ernest G. Fifield 
351 Highland Avenue 
Upper Montclair, N. J. 


Arthur Cole has had two more articles 
published: "Underground Social Capital" 
in The Business History Review, and intro- 
ductory remarks to "The Entrepreneur" in 
The American Economic Review. 


Luther G. Whittier 
R.F.D. 2 
Farmington 04938 

Chester Abbott has been reelected to the 
Board of Directors of the Maine National 


Edward C. Hawes 
180 High Street 
Portland 04101 

John Baxter has given the State of Maine 
125 acres of woodland in Topsham for a 
state forest. 

Ted Hawes and Harriet spent the winter 
in Tucson, just by way of savoring their 
beloved Mexico as closely as possible with- 
out going there. In February Ted made a 
week's junket into Mexico, however, with 
the Rev. Frederick H. Thompson, pastor of 
the Woodfords Congregational Church, 
Portland. D.D. Thompson is the old U of 
M 440 and middle distance runner of the 
middle '20s. Neither of them jogs even a bit 
now, however. 


Donald S. Higgins 
78 Royal Road 
Bangor 04401 

Dr. Eric Simmons wrote in March that 
he hoped to attend our 50th if his son Eric 
Jr. '51 or his son-in-law Dick Claflin '51 
can drive him to Brunswick. 


Louis B. Dennett 
Chebeague Island 04017 

Your secretary, snug on Chebeague Is- 
land, is writing these in February during one 
of Maine's record blizzards. We are getting 
well over a foot of snow on top of what we 

Wendell Berry writes: "Eleanor and I 
are again wintering in Boca Raton, Fla. I 
lost my mother in January this year. She 
would have been 93 in May. Our greeting 
to 1920." 

Lew Brown advises that he may achieve 
"all-New England status" as he has a wife 
from Massachusetts, daughter-in-law from 
Vermont, son-in-law from Connecticut, 
prospective son-in-law from New Hamp- 
shire, and one daughter still to go to get 
Rhode Island. "Maybe I should send her to 
Pembroke," he writes. 

William Congreve writes from Yeadon, 
Pa.: "Retired from investment banking, 
have enjoyed extensive travel (some 20 
countries) over Europe and Africa during 
past several years. Activity now largely 
comfortable armchair reflection." 

Mortimer Crossman writes from Sacra- 
mento, Calif.: "Last fall my wife Mildred 
and I took a freighter from San Francisco 
and went all the way around South Amer- 
ica, through the Straits of Magellan, Pana- 
ma Canal, and home. In four months we 

visited all 35 seaports in South America and 
learned much about our South American 
neighbors. . . . Americans are asleep to the 
dangers of inflation." 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Allan Davis, whose brother, Ansel 
B. Davis, died on April 19. 

Martha P. Doe, widow of Harvey Doe, 
sends her greetings, also a contribution to 
1920 Class Bowdoin Alumni Fund in mem- 
ory of Harvey. She writes: "My daughter 
Beverley was married Aug. 17 to a fine Air 
Force instructor who is working on his mas- 
ter's along with his busy work for Uncle 
Sam. Life goes on as it should, but I still 
miss Harvey very much. I will not be able 
to attend the 50th reunion, but thanks for 
including me." 

Reg Flanders says retired life is quiet in 
Pretty Marsh, Mount Desert, Me., but he 
is helping out on the Planning Board, Li- 
brary Board, Chamber of Commerce, and 
Warrant Committee, plus golf on "Kid" 
Cousins Causeway Club in Southwest Har- 

Allan Hall, in Yarmouth, Me., is semi- 
retired from Eastern Fire Equipment Inc. 
but is still making customer calls along the 
coast. Their son Bill and family with three 
children live in Clearwater, Fla.; daughter 
Betty and husband Bill Miller are in Bloom- 
field, Conn., with two boys and twin girls; 
son Gardiner and wife Mary are in Yar- 
mouth with two sons. 

The Rev. and Mrs. Alexander Hender- 
son enjoyed a winter of sunshine in Winter 
Haven, Fla. He was contacted by the Bow- 
doin Club in St. Petersburg and says that 
the club is "on the ball." They hope to 
make commencement in June. 

The Rev. and Mrs. Harold LeMay were 
wintering in St. Petersburg when they wrote 
that they were both well. They expected to 
be back home at Eliot, Me., in May and to 
attend commencement. 

Leland Moses, Plimpton Guptill, and 
Cloyd Small send greetings, and all hope to 
be present at our 50th in June 1970. 

Allan Wentworth writes from Skowhe- 
gan that he has been retired from the in- 
surance business for three years but is still 
president of the Somerset Loan and Build- 
ing Association. His older son Allan Jr. is 
living in Puerto Rico and his younger son 
Neil is employed by Keyes Fiber Co., Wat- 

The former Marjorie Whitney of Ells- 
worth Falls writes: "As you know, John 
died two years ago this March, and I am 
now Mrs. Frank Maconi and live at 133 
State St., Framingham, Mass. I am enjoy- 
ing it here." 


Hugh Nixon 

12 Damon Avenue 

Melrose. Mass. 02176 

Sanger Cook, our class vice president, 
wrote last winter: "I'm as well as can be 
expected. I am alone and occasionally get 
a bit low, but I try to keep occupied with 
hobbies, of which travel is one. Have just 
returned from a short stay with the Bruce 
Whites in Grenada, B.W.I. Am planning to 
go to Florida about the middle of March." 

Harry Helson's many years of work in 
the field of psychological aspects of color 
perception was recognized in April when 
he received the Godlove Award of the In- 
ter-Society Color Council. Harry has been 
on the faculty of the University of Massa- 
chusetts since last fall. 

Class President Ralph Ogden spent the 
winter at Vero Beach, Fla., as usual. 


Laurence Pennell received a vote of ap- 
preciation from the Pejepscot Historical So- 
ciety at its annual meeting in January. He 
has served as its treasurer for the past sev- 
en years. 


Albert R. Thayer 
40 Longfellow Avenue 
Brunswick 04011 

Clyde Congdon has retired from the First 
Brunswick Federal Savings and Loan Asso- 
ciation after 35 years. 

Professor Emeritus Hugh McCurdy was 
the guest of honor at a testimonial on April 
12. The testimonial was given in recognition 
of his 46-year career as soccer and swim- 
ming coach at Wesleyan University. 

Lawrence Merrill wrote in March: "Now 
retired. Have a daughter, a freshman at 
Bates College, and a son, a junior at Maine 
Central Institute. . . . Not bad for an old 
Class of 1922er?" 


Philip S. Wilder 

2 Sparwell Lane 

Brunswick 04011 

President Howell invited Montgomery 
Kimball to represent the College at the in- 
auguration of Alexander S. Pow as presi- 
dent of Western Carolina University on 
April 24. Monte recently returned from a 
trip through Yucatan and some of the more 
remote sections of Mexico, where he visited 
archeological points of interest including 
Chichen Itza, Palenque, and Uxmal. 


F. Etuvin Cousins 
17 Rosedale Street 
Portland 04103 


William H. Gulliver Jr. 
30 Federal Street 
Boston, Mass. 02110 

Stanley Collins's son Stanley Jr., an air- 
line pilot and a major in the Marine Air 
Corps Reserves, was elected to the Georgia 
State Legislature in November. Stanley Sr. 
and his wife are looking forward to a Scan- 
dinavian tour in July. 

George Phillips '54 reported in March 
that George Craighead has left Alcoa and 
is a sales engineer for McDanel Refractory 
Porcelain Co. George had been with Alcoa 
for nearly 41 years. At the time George 
Phillips wrote, the Craigheads were on a 
trip to the Orient. 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Philip Davis, whose brother Ansel 
B. Davis, died on April 19. 

Edward Dow's daughter Jean Louise was 
married on Feb. 15 to Frederick C. Dotton 
of Waterville. 

Russell Fardy wrote in March: "Retired 
Jan. 31 after 44 years of service with the 
S. S. Kresge Co. After many years of trav- 
eling about the country, we have finally 
settled down in Fond Du Lac, Wis., three 
hours away from the Chicago area where 
we have two sons and four grandchildren." 

Charles Hildreth has been reelected to 
the Board of Directors of the Maine Na- 
tional Bank. 

Radcliffe Pike was a judge at the 98th 
New England Spring Garden and Flower 
Show in Boston. He is an extension special- 
ist in landscape horticulture at the Univer- 
sity of New Hampshire. 


Albert Abrahamson 
P.O. Box 157 
Brunswick 04011 


William D. Alexander 
Middlesex School 
Concord, Mass. 01742 

Al Fiske's youngest son Sam returned 
from Vietnam with a Bronze Star and 
Army Commendation Medal. Sam was with 
the 82nd Airborne. 

Clarence Johnson has been elected to the 
Board of Directors of the Brunswick Ro- 
tary Club. 


H. LeBrec Micoleau 
General Motors Corporation 
767 Fifth Avenue 
New York, N. Y. 10022 

President Howell invited Jim Drake to 
represent the College at the inauguration 
of Lawrence Schoenhals as president of 
Roberts Wesleyan College on April 19. 

Richard Fleck, vice president of Old Col- 
ony Trust Co., was moderator of an invest- 
ment panel at the 35th New England Trust 
Conference in Boston on Dec. 6. 

Sam Ladd and his son, Sam III, have es- 
tablished the College's first permanent ten- 
nis trophy in memory of one of the game's 
early supporters, Samuel A. Ladd, their 
father and grandfather. 

Roger Ray wrote an article for the Feb. 
21 issue of the Maine Times entitled "Maine 
History: Fact or Fiction?" The article was 
concerned with Maine's Sesquicentennial, 
which will be celebrated in 1970. 

Gorham Scott has been reelected to the 
Board of Directors of the Maine National 


H. Philip Chapman Jr. 
175 Pleasantview Avenue 
Longmeadow, Mass. 01106 

Bowdoin Tucson residents and Bowdoin 
fugitives from Maine winters were the cock- 
tail and buffet guests of Pete Warren '38 
and wife Lynn out there one balmy winter 
evening. The group comprised Dr. Warren 
Eddy '43, Bill Ricker '45, John Trott '33, 
and Ed Lawson '51, all of Tucson; Ted 
Hawes '16 and Red Cousins '24, both of 
Portland; and Dr. Allan Woodcock '12, of 
Bangor. In keeping with modern class re- 
union policy and with no implied endorse- 
ment of coeducation at their alma mater, 
the wives were invited too. It was the con- 
sensus that every desert, no matter how 
arid, has a Bowdoin oasis. 

Dr. Carl E. Dunham, Portland obstetri- 
cian, died in January after a long illness. 
Carl didn't get back to class affairs very 
often. He was too busy fighting two world 
wars and practicing the profession he 
worked so hard to get. But classmates re- 
member him as a mighty friendly and help- 
ful fellow with a quiet smile. Our sympathy 
goes to his widow Marion Bridgham Dun- 
ham, their daughter, and Carl's two sisters. 

Contributions in memory of Ted Fowler, 
who died on Feb. 9 in Honolulu, Hawaii, 
where he and Virginia were visiting his 
daughter, Mrs. Jeanne Fairfield, may be 
made to the Theodore L. Fowler Memorial 
Fund, South Byfield Parish Church, By- 
field, Mass. Ted had served as a deacon of 
that church and also as chairman of the 
Finance and Pastoral Committee. 

Harvey Lovell wrote in February: "We 
are having a very mild winter here in Ken- 
tucky with two species of flowers already 
in bloom in my yard — snowdrops and win- 
ter aconite. I have just finished my monthly 
article on honey plants. This is the 163rd 
of the series over a period of 15 years." 

Class Agent Snapper Ross passed the 
winter on a 'round-the-world cruise. 

Earl Cook stopped by the campus during 
a visit to Crosby Hodgman '25 in Wiscasset. 
Earl was impressed with the campus and 
the cordial treatment he received. 

Lloyd True retired from the U.S. De- 
partment of Housing and Urban Develop- 
ment in August. When he wrote in March, 
he expected to remain in Atlanta. 


George O. Cutter 
618 Overhill Road 
Birmingham, Mich. 


Edward Hutchinson's daughter Joan is 
doing graduate work in mathematics in 
England and his son John is -a senior at Har- 
vard University. 

Julius Kohler wrote in March that his 
daughter Barbara married Norman D. 
Fritzberg in June 1968. Her husband is in 
the Navy. 

Carlton Nelson's son David has been ap- 
pointed general counsel for the U.S. Post 
Office department. 

According to information received in 
February, Benjamin Proctor has retired and 
is living at the Holiday Isles Motel, 14711 
Gulf Blvd., Madeira Beach, Fla. 33708. 

Alden Sawyer has been reelected to the 
Board of Directors of the Maine National 

Dr. Arthur Woodman was named Fal- 
mouth Citizen of the Year by the Falmouth 
Lions Club in March. The award is given 
yearly to the Falmouth resident who has 
contributed to the betterment of the com- 
munity over a period of years. The presen- 
tation read in part: "He has always been 
faithful in answering calls at all hours and 
through all the hazards of weather, actually 
plowing his way to his patients and always 
taking the time to listen and talk to them." 

Floyd Cormack passed along a clipping 
from the January issue of Ebony, which 
showed Fred Morrow with President Nixon. 
Said Floyd: "It sure looks like the Fred 
Morrow that I knew as a freshman. . . ." 
Fred, as many of you know, is vice presi- 
dent of the Bank of America and was the 
top black man in the executive branch dur- 
ing the Eisenhower administration. 

John Riley has been elected a trustee of 
the College of Insurance, the only under- 
graduate baccalaureate degree-granting in- 
stitution in the U.S. established and sup- 
ported by a particular segment of the busi- 
ness world. John is vice president of corpo- 
rate relations of the Equitable Life Assur- 
ance Society of the United States. 

Sam Slosberg wrote in March: "My first 
grandchild, a boy Jared, was born on Feb. 
26 in Washington, D.C." 


Rev. Albert E. Jenkins 
14284 E. Eastridge Drive 
Whittier, Calif. 90602 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Lyman Cousens, whose mother, 
Mrs. Gertrude M. Cousens, died in March. 

Arthur Deeks wrote in March: "My old- 
est son, Arthur J. Jr., married Shirley Rilee 
in September 1968. He is now teaching at 
Harvey School in Katonah, N.Y. My mid- 
dle son, Jonathan, has three years in the 
Air Force. His wife, Nancy, was graduated 
from Vassar last June. My youngest son, 
Martin, is a senior in high school, on the 
honor roll at Ridgewood High, where Dad 
teaches Latin." 

Leigh Flint is serving on the Board of 
Directors of the Maine Municipal Associa- 
tion as immediate past president. 

John Gould was guest speaker at the 


10th annual Book and Author Luncheon at 
the Sheraton Boston Hotel in April. His lat- 
est novel is The Jonesport Raffle. 

Francis Wingate has been elected a direc- 
tor of Henry and Henry Inc. of Buffalo, 
processor of specialty foods for food ser- 
vice industries. He is vice president and 
treasurer of Syracuse University, a major 
stockholder in the firm. 

Dr. Fletcher Wonson has been elected 
chief of staff of Noble Hospital in West- 
field, Mass. 


Harland E. Blanchard 
195 Washington Street 
r 04412 

Hubert Barton is back in his old job as 
director of the Office of Economic Re- 
search, Economic Development Adminis- 

Robert Dow, director of marine research 
for the Department of Sea and Shore Fish- 
eries, addressed the Woman's Auxiliary of 
Cumberland County Medical Society in 

Earle Greenlaw's son Wayne is teaching 
at the University of Virginia. Daughter Ear- 
lene is married and living in the Azores. 
Earle is chaplain at San Diego State Col- 
lege in California. 

Gilbert Parker wrote in March: "I re- 
cently completed my 18th year as organist- 
choir director in the First United Methodist 
Church here. I also give a few organ re- 
citals and tune a few pianos, and have no 
trouble keeping busy. The organ playing, 
incidentally, started at Bowdoin, around 
1930, in spooky, dark, chapel practice ses- 
sions. Somehow I imagine people, with lan- 
terns, coming in to investigate. The farm 
provides good hunting and camping, lousy 
coffee, and, would you believe it, a Tona- 
wanda scout troop took over an acre of it 
for a 'Gil's Hills Scout Reservation' last 

Lincoln Smith had an article, "Regula- 
tion in Nova Scotia," published in the Jan. 
30 issue of Public Utilities Fortnightly. 

^J JLJ Sai 

ry Rev. Gordon E. Gillett 
Church of St. John the Baptist 
Sanbornville, N. H. 03872 

James Bassett and his wife recently spent 
a month touring the southwestern Pacific, 
including Indonesia and Australia, doing re- 
search for his third novel. 

Congo Carpenter is the editor of the 
Farmer and Miner and The Erie Echo in 
Frederick, Colo. 

Kennedy Crane has sold "Tillson Farm" 
in Rockport to Quality Education Develop- 
ment Inc. of Washington, D.C., according 
to an account in the Feb. 18 issue of the 
Portland Press Herald. Plans for the farm 
include a marine institute of education and 

Stephen Deane wrote in March: "The 
whole family is still completely immersed 
in the very hectic, contemporary academic 
scene. Deborah, my elder, artist daughter, 
is working at M.I.T., while Nancy, the 
younger, is married to John Laestadius, a 
psychologist at the University of Washing- 
ton, Seattle. After teaching biology and be- 
ing a research worker in its medical school, 
Nancy has published an article in the Amer- 
ican Journal of Pediatrics and has entered 
graduate school for a degree in physical 
anthropology. I am still chairman of the 
Department of Psychology at Simmons Col- 

Frederick Drake was reelected president 
of the Marine Research Society in Bath in 


0SHRY '40 

R0BBINS '41 


Paul E. Sullivan 
2920 Paseo Del Mar 
Palos Verdes Estates, 

Calif. 90275 

John Hayward, dean of student affairs at 
Bucknell University for the past 14 years, 
has been appointed to the newly created 
post of director of the financial aid pro- 
gram, with responsibility for the over-all 
program of scholarship and student aid for 
the University. The appointment is effec- 
tive Sept. 1. 

Joseph Hoyt wrote in March that his 
first grandchild, Dylan, was born on Feb. 3. 
Dylan is the daughter of Martha and John 
Kinsella, Joseph's daughter and son-in-law. 


Hubert S. Shaw 
6024 Wilson Lane 
Bethesda, Md. 20014 

The Rev. Canon Chester Baxter, devel- 
opment officer at Berkeley Divinity School 
in New Haven, Conn., during Lent con- 
ducted a series of studies entitled "A School 
of Personal Religion" at St. Andrew's Epis- 
copal Church in Guilford, Conn. 

Josiah Drummond has been reelected to 
the Board of Directors of the Maine Na- 
tional Bank. 

Paul Favour, chief naturalist for Acadia 
National Park since 1955, has been pro- 
moted to special assistant to the regional 
director in charge of parks in 16 northeast- 
ern states. 

Dr. Rodney Larcom was guest speaker at 
the March 12 meeting of the Westwood 
(Mass.) Young Women's Club. His sub- 
ject was the increasing drug menace. 

John Roberts, York County judge of pro- 
bate, has been elected to the Board of Di- 
rectors of the Springvale National Bank in 


William S. Burton 

1144 Union Commerce Building 

Cleveland, Ohio 44114 

Sheldon Christian has been elected a di- 
rector of the Pejepscot Historical Society. 

Dr. Frank Kibbe presented a valuable 
collection of rocks to Camden-Rockport 
High School in February. The collection in- 
cludes 188 mineral specimens representing 
nearly all the North American geographic 
areas as well as several foreign countries. 

Bill Owen was invited by President How- 
ell to represent the College at the Southern 
Illinois University Centennial Convocation 
in March. 

Daniel Pettengill's picture appeared on 
the cover of the Feb. 15 issue of Insurance, 
a national weekly magazine. The chairman 
of the Health Insurance Council and vice 
president of a division of Aetna Life & 
Casualty, he wrote an article for the "In- 
surance Management Review" section of 
that issue. 

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ndrew H. Cox 
Federal Street 
Boston, Mass. 02110 

Carl de Suze presented a documentary 
travelogue-lecture, "The Big Ones," in Pick- 
ard Theater on March 19. The lecture was 
for the benefit of the Brunswick Teachers 
Association Scholarship Fund. 

Scott Garfield wrote in March that he 
had been appointed to the staff of Harpur 
College, Binghamton, N.Y., in February. 

Frederic Newman, president of Eastern 
Trust & Banking Co. in Bangor, has been 
named to the Maine Small Business Advis- 
ory Council. 


ohn H. Rich Jr. 
Higashi Toriizaka 
Azabu, Minato-Ku 
Tokyo, Japan 

Ingy Arnold wrote in February that he 
is becoming more and more involved with 
tree improvement through genetics and 
grafting. "Having trouble with the battle of 
the bulge despite hockey activities," he 
wrote. "Have lost the battle of the hair 

Weldon Haire wrote in March: "Finish- 
ing up 19th year as P.A. announcer for the 
Boston Celtics. The good Lord has been 
good to me as I have not missed a home 
game during this time." 

Jotham Pierce has been elected first vice 
president of the Cumberland County Bar 

George Yeaton wrote in March: "Our 
older daughter, Carolyn June, is now Mrs. 
Walter E. Frank. They are living in Italy 
where Walter is a first year medical school 
student in the State University of Bologna. 
They have a young son, Jonathan Edwards 
Frank. Our younger daughter, Ruth Ann, 
is in her junior year at Wagner College, 
Staten Island, N.Y. Ma and Pa continue 
getting older." 


Neal W. Allen Jr. 

partment of History 

ion College 
Schenectady, N. Y. 12308 

The Rev. Charles Brown received the 
Distinguished Alumni Award at the annual 
meeting of the Chicago Theological Semi- 
nary's General Alumni Association in Jan- 

Peter Donavan has been appointed to the 
executive committee of the Vermont As- 
sociation of Insurance Agents. He is presi- 
dent of Wills Agency Inc. of Bennington. 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Edward Everett, whose wife, Bar- 
bara, died on Dec. 7. 

Edward's daughter Hilary studied at the 
University of Vienna last semester under 
the Institute of European Studies. 

Col. Thomas Lineham wrote in Febru- 
ary: "Retired from the Air Force on June 
30. Received the Legion of Merit for ser- 
vices with the Joint Chiefs of Staff in the 
Pentagon. Received my master's in library 
science from Catholic University on Aug. 
15 and started a new career as a librarian 
for Florida Technological University on 
Sept. 1." 

Richard Sullivan has been appointed as- 
sistant vice president of revenue matters by 
the New England Telephone Co. 


Henry A. Shorey 
Bridgton 04009 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 


pathy to Jack Craig, whose wife, Janet, died 
on Jan. 9. 

Dave Dickson wrote in March: "Still 
working as provost at the Federal City 
College, as exciting and as hazardous as all 
such college administrative jobs in these 
days. Come see us at 425 Second St., N.W., 
or at home at 4721 Linnean Ave., N.W." 

President Howell invited Edwin Frese to 
represent Bowdoin at the inauguration of 
President Frederick P. Sample of Lebanon 
Valley College in April. 

Everett Giles appeared as Sir Andrew 
Aguecheek in the Portland Players' presen- 
tation of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night in 

Mr. and Mrs. Everett Pope were guests 
of the U. S. House of Representatives in 
Washington during the inauguration of 
President Nixon. 

John Robbins has been named president 
and chief executive officer of Compressed 
Steel Shafting Co., Readville, Mass. 

President Howell invited Norman Work- 
man to represent the College at the joint 
inauguration of President Victor G. Rosen- 
blum of Reed College and President Greg- 
ory B. Wolfe of Portland (Ore.) State Col- 
lege in April. 


ohn L. Baxter Jr. 
603 Atwater Road 
Lake Oswego, Ore. 97034 

Arthur Benoit has been reelected to the 
Board of Directors of the Maine National 

Richard Bond, dean of Westbrook Junior 
College, participated in a forum conducted 
by College Management. The proceedings 
of the forum were published in the Feb- 
ruary issue of that magazine. 

Mario Tonon has been reelected presi- 
dent of the Brunswick Golf Club. 

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OHN F. Jaques 
312 Pine Street 
South Portland 04106 

Dr. Samuel Belknap's daughter Sandra, a 
senior at Lincoln Academy, was selected to 
receive the DAR good citizenship award in 

Gerald Blakeley, president of Cabot, Cab- 
ot & Forbes Co., of Boston, was guest 
speaker at the Industrial Development 
Committee meeting of the Los Angeles 
Chamber of Commerce in February. His 
speech was entitled "Meeting the Challenge 
of Competition." 

Robert Burnham has been appointed su- 
perintendent of Grossmont Junior College 
District and president of Grossmont Col- 
lege, El Cajon, Calif. He assumes both of- 
fices on July 1. 

Donald Cay is still teaching at Western 
Illinois University, where he is a professor 
of education. 

Vernon Segal, president of Chernowsky's 
in Augusta, has been named to the Maine 
Small Business Advisory Council. 

Ted Sturtevant wrote in February that 
his oldest son, Joe, was about to leave for 
his first Vietnam tour with the Marine 
Corps. Son Tom is a lance corporal sta- 
tioned at Camp Lejeune. Son Barratt is a 
junior in high school and daughter Sarah 
is still young enough to be at home. 


Ross Williams 
23 Alta Place 
Yonkers, N. Y. 10710 


SPEAR '45 

pharmacology and physiology at Kansas 
City College of Osteopathy and Surgery. 

"If anyone asks," Vance Bourgaily wrote 
to Walt Donahue in February, "and I'd like 
to think someone might, what goes on, on 
Redbird Farm, tell him we have 700 acres, 
mostly rough, and black cattle. We grow 
corn, oats, soybeans; make hay; put up nest- 
ing boxes for wood-ducks (I've built some 
ponds and a marsh); we shoot pheasants 
sometimes. Are raising a boy and girl ( 1 1 
and 3). Tina rides. I write; the current book 
will be my seventh. I teach a lot, but am 
visited, now and then, by other writers from 
the East Coast or the West. I watch wild 
flowers grow and wonder at the same 
strange things which trouble us all about 
these times we have lived through, are liv- 
ing through, and had some part in making." 
Redbird Farm is near Iowa City. 

Donald and Joan Bramley are looking 
forward to being in Brunswick for our 25th 

George Eberhardt has been elected execu- 
tive vice president of the John F. Rich Co. 
in Philadelphia, Pa. George has been asso- 
ciated with the firm for the past 17 years. 

Truman Hall has been appointed assis- 
tant to the directors of the Karafin Educa- 
tional Center in Mount Kisco, N.Y. 

Thomas Harrocks is general manager of 
Bio-Cal Instrument Co. in Richmond, Calif. 
His address is 946 View Drive, Richmond, 

John Hurley is general manager of trans- 
portation at Shell Oil Co., in New York 

Dr. George Sager has been elected presi- 
dent of the Cumberland County Medical 

Lacey Smith wrote in February: "At the 
moment I am at University College, Uni- 
versity of London, for the academic year 
and the Smiths are all thriving on English 
snow, slush, and freezing rain. A trip to 
Greece in May should compensate." Lacey 
is a member of the Department of History 
at Northwestern. 

Crawford Thayer wrote in February: 
"My son Peter is a sophomore at the Uni- 
versity of Wisconsin. Other son and two 
daughters in high school. I am still (18 
years!) advertising manager of the James- 
way Division of Butler Mfg. Co. My wife 
Barbara is director of nursing at Fairhaven, 
United Church of Christ retirement home 
in Whitewater, Wis." 

Ross Williams has been named professor 
of ocean engineering in the newly created 
Ocean Engineering Department of the 
School of Engineering and Applied Science 
at Columbia University. 


Henry O. Smith 
74 North Street 
Shrewsbury, Mass. 


Retired Air Force Major Erwin Archi- 
bald has been named assistant instructor of 

President Howell has invited John Curtis 
to represent the College at the inauguration 
of Dr. E. Milton Grassell as president of the 
College of Great Falls in Montana in April. 

Dean Cushing, executive vice president 
of the Massachusetts Merchants Associa- 
tion Inc., was guest speaker at the annual 
Chamber-Dinner Meeting of the Amherst 
Chamber of Commerce in April. The sub- 
ject of his talk was "The Massachusetts 
Business Scene." 

The Rev. George Dawson has been 
named Protestant chaplain of the Patterson, 
N.J., Fire Department. 

James Early was recently appointed 
chairman of the English Department at 
Southern Methodist University. 

Bernado Gicovate is teaching at Stanford 
University in their division of Spanish and 

Reed Manning has been appointed vice 
president in charge of technology at Rixon 
Electronics Inc., Silver Spring, Md. He was 
formerly a senior staff member and tele- 
communications consultant at Arthur D. 
Little Co., Cambridge, Mass. 

The Rev. Roger Nichols, rector of Trin- 
ity Episcopal Church in Columbus, Ohio, 
was guest speaker at Northfield and Mount 
Hermon School, Greenfield, Mass., in Feb- 

President Howell invited Alfred Perry 
to represent the College at the inauguration 
of John A. Fincher as president of Carson- 
Newman College on April 29. 

Gibson Semmes has dissolved the firm of 
Semmes & Semmes but is continuing his 
practice of patent and trademark law at 
3524 K St. N.W., Washington, D.C. 

Frederick Spear, who teaches French at 
Skidmore College, collaborated on a biblio- 
graphy of Voltaire, which was recently 
published in Paris. He has begun work on 
a bibliography of Diderot. Fred was recent- 
ly promoted to the rank of full professor 
of modern languages. 

Norman Waks wrote in March that he 
was planning to return to the MITRE Corp. 
as chief management scientist in the near 
future. He has been on assignment to the 


Morris A. Densmore 

933 Princeton Boulevard, S.E. 

Grand Rapids, Mich. 49506 

Perry Bascom has been elected president 
of Radio Advertising Representatives. He 
will move to Scotch Plains, N.J., in June, 
when his daughter, Janet, will be married 
and his son, Alan, will finish high school. 

Art Berry has been elected chairman of 
the Portsmouth-Kittery Armed Services 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Pete Curran, whose brother, Wil- 
liam E. Curran, died on Jan. 5. 

Henry Dixon, chairman of the Mathe- 
matics Department at Berwick Academy, 
has been appointed alumni director of that 

President Howell invited David Kitfield 
to represent the College at the inauguration 
of Vivian Wilson Henderson as president of 
Clark College on April 19. 

Cliff Little has been named head of the 
Science Department at the Hill School in 
Pottstown, Pa. 

Allen Morgan was guest speaker at the 
First Parish Church in Framingham, Mass., 
in February. His lecture was entitled "Con- 
servation Is Common Sense" and was spon- 
sored by the Conservation Council of Fra- 
mingham and the Adult Programs Council 
of the First Parish. 

Robert True has been elected chief of 
staff of the Waltham (Mass.) Hospital. His 
daughter Karen is a junior at Jackson Col- 
lege and daughter Nancy is still in high 
school, hoping that Bowdoin will go coed 



Kenneth M. Schubert 
5 Harvey Court 
Morristown, N. J. 07960 

Robert Clark wrote in March that he was 
settled in Seattle, Wash., teaching mathe- 
matics at a high school there. "Enjoyed 
meeting the new president during his visit 
here in March," he wrote. 

Corydon Dunham is vice president and 
general attorney for the National Broad- 
casting Co., in New York. He recently 
moved to 215 Villard Ave., Hastings-On- 
Hudson, N.Y. 

Lew Fickett wrote in March: "Have been 
appointed chairman of the Department of 
Economics and Political Science at Mary 
Washington College, and have been pro- 
moted to full professor of political science." 

John Magee has been elected executive 
vice president and a director of Arthur D. 
Little Inc., in Cambridge, Mass. He has 
been with the company since 1950. 

The Rev. Benjamin Nevitt has been ap- 
pointed Episcopal chaplain at Albany hos- 
pitals and part-time Protestant chaplain at 
the Albany Veterans Hospital in Albany, 

Joe Woods has left his position of pub- 
lisher of Constructioneer to become presi- 
dent of Construction Publications/West 
Inc. In the January 1969 issue of Architec- 
ture West, which is published in Seattle, Joe 
announced that the assets of Construction 
Publications/West Inc. had been purchased 
by Commercial Alliance Corp. of New 
York City. Included in the purchase were 
the two members of Associated Construc- 
tion Publications, Pacific Builder & Engi- 
neer and California Builder & Engineer, as 
well as Northwest Construction News Daily 
and Weekly, and the 13-state professional 
magazine Architecture/ West, 


C. Cabot Easton 
2 Tobey Lane 
Andover, Mass. 01810 

Willis Barnstone has been awarded the 
Cecil Hemley Memorial Award for a poem 
entitled "God," in a new book called Anti- 
journal. His most recent publication is the 
anthology, Concrete Poetry: A World 
View, co-edited with Mary Ellen Solt. When 
he wrote in March he was visiting professor 
at the University of California at Riverside, 
from Indiana University, and was planning 
a year-long trip to Spain and Greece in 

James Blanz, administrative vice presi- 
dent of the Hollywood (Fla.) Federal Sav- 
ings and Loan Association, was elected to 
its Board of Directors in January. He has 
been with the organization since 1957. 

Woody Brown was chosen by the Stock- 
ade Players of Old Deerfield, Mass., to di- 
rect their spring production of The Lark 
by Jean Anouilh. 

Edward Damon is technical director of 
plasma diagnostics and quantum electronics 
in the Electroscience Laboratory at Ohio 
State University. 

Wayne Lockwood wrote in March: "Af- 
ter living in Canada for eight years we are 
back in the U.S., happy to be back 'home' 
in New England, but pleased with the ex- 
perience of living in Canada. The children, 
whose schooling has been in Canada, have 
adjusted to the U.S. with no great problem. 
They are Diane (13), Peter (11), Joyce 
(9), and Bruce (7). 

Jim Longley has been elected a director 
of Casco Bank and Trust Co. in Portland. 
He is general agent in Maine for New Eng- 
land Life Insurance Co., president of Long- 
ley Associates, and a partner in Longley 

MOORE '49 

and Buckley, insurance consultants in 

The Rev. William Rogers has moved to 
Ridgefteld, Conn., where he is the associate 
minister of the First Congregational 

Edward Stone, president of the Mer- 
chants National Bank of Bangor, has been 
elected to the Tax Executives Institute-New 
England Chapter. In February he was 
named to the Regional Advisory Commit- 
tee on Banking Policies and Practices of the 
First National Bank Region, which covers 
New England. 

Ward Stuart, president of the Common- 
wealth National Bank in San Francisco, 
Calif., was the subject of an article in the 
Western Banker, a monthly magazine pub- 
lished in San Francisco. According to the 
article, the 4 ] /2 year old bank wants to have 
$100 million in resources in the next few 

Herb Moore '48, headmaster of the Hol- 
land Hall School in Tulsa, Okla., was the 
recipient of the Distinguished Bowdoin Edu- 
cator Award for 1968-69. 

Dr. Leonard W. Cronkhite Jr. '41, presi- 
dent of the Alumni Council, made the pre- 
sentation at the annual on-campus meeting 
of the Bowdoin Teachers' Club in April. 

Herb is a native of Sea Cliff, N.Y., and 
the former headmaster of the Tilton (N.H. ) 
School. After graduating from Bowdoin, 
he was a teacher-coach at the Berkshire 
School, Sheffield, Mass., and in 1951 joined 
the faculty of the Belmont Hill (Mass.) 
School, where he remained until taking his 
post at the Tilton School in 1958. He went 
to Oklahoma in 1965. 

years, and Ward is the man to do it. 

Raymond Swift has joined Clarkson 
Corp. in Fairfield as a vice president. 

Clifford Wilson is senior attending physi- 
cian at Backus Hospital, Norwichtown, 
Conn. He is also chairman of the Medical 
Advisory Committee of the Connecticut 
Medical Service. 

Rich Worth has been elected a partner in 
the law firm of Hill and Barlow, of Boston. 
Rich was also recently elected president of 
the Dukes County Bar Association. 


Ira Pitcher 
RD 2 
Turner 04282 

Russell Douglas has been elected to the 
Board of Directors of the Brunswick Rotary 

Barker Houghton wrote in March: "Can't 
make the 20th. We have just moved to 
Arizona and are still getting settled. This is 
our first move West and we are excited 
about the new life out here in the colorful 
desert. Would like to see any of you out 
this way. See you in '74." Barker's address 
is 1215 N. Bedford Place, Tucson, Ariz. 

Robert Lee is president of the Republican 
Club of Chinatown in New York. In addi- 
tion, he owns and operates the Chung Hwa 
Broadcasting Co., a broadcasting system 
for the Chinese in Metropolitan New York. 

Lt. Cmdr. Robert Leonard wrote in 
March: "Recently received orders to Pen- 
sacola, Fla., as academic director for Chief 
of Naval Air Basic Training. Expect to ar- 
rive there in mid-April." 

Frederick Moore has been elected to the 
newly created position of director of dis- 
ability income for United Life and Accident 
Insurance Co. in Concord, N.H. 

Irving Paul is a student of orthodontics 
at Boston University School of Graduate 

Alan Slater has been named one of two 
"Men of the Year" at New England Life. 
Alan has qualified five times for the Mil- 
lion Dollar Round Table and New England 
Life's "Hall of Fame." 


Richard A. Morrell 
2 Breckan Road 
Brunswick 04011 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Tom Attridge, whose mother, Mrs. 
Gertrude C. Attridge, died on March 5. 

Philip Danforth was the subject of an 
article published in the New Bedford, 
Mass., Standard-Times, in February. He is 
a regular member of the Regional Sym- 
phonic Band, and was the trombone soloist 
at a concert on Feb. 9. 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Curt Foster, whose mother, Mrs. 
Edith Purinton Foster, died on March 9. 

David Garland has been promoted to 
trust officer at Norfolk County Trust Co., 
in Norwood, Mass. David, his wife, and 
three sons live in Wellesley. 

Dr. Douglas Hill has been elected secre- 
tary-treasurer of the Cumberland County 
Medical Association. 

Robert Jorgensen has been named gen- 
eral manager of Crown Van Gelder Plastic 
Film Industrie, N.V., in Apeldoorn, Hol- 

Fred Malone wrote in February: "Nancy 
and I have returned from Iran. Since things 
are somewhat unstable in Lebanon, we gave 
up on trying to relocate there. The Rocky 
Mountains are still home and here is where 
we stay. I have joined Consolidated Oil and 
Gas Corp., as manager of data processing. 
It should be interesting since Consolidated 


is a growth outfit in oil, gas, mining and 
real estate." 

Walker Merrill, vice president of State 
Street Bank and Trust Co., was a member 
of the investment panel at the 35th New 
England Trust Conference in Boston on 
Dec. 6. 

John Mitchell has been reelected Maine 
state chairman of the Defense Research In- 
stitute, Milwaukee, Wis. DRI is an organi- 
zation of more than 5,000 lawyers and 
business executives and 350 corporations. 

Dick Morrell has been elected to the 
Board of Directors of the Maine National 
Bank and of the Brunswick Golf Club. 

Virgil Pitstick is completing his second 
year as a Senior Research Fellow in the so- 
cial science research center at the Univer- 
sity of Technology, Loughborough, Eng- 
land. "England is great in many respects — 
but not its weather," he says. 

John Russell, formerly executive vice 
president and treasurer of Consumers Water 
Co., in Portland, joined Hannaford Bros. 
Co. as treasurer in March. 

Dave Spector, professor of history and 
government at Russell Sage College, was 
guest speaker at a B'nai B'rith meeting at 
the Jewish Community Center in Troy, 
N.Y., in February. He discussed "Five 
Middle East Illusions." Dave has succeeded 
the late R. Clifford Bourgeois '46 as presi- 
dent of the Albany Alumni Club. 

President Howell invited Dick Stacy to 
represent Bowdoin at the inauguration of 
John T. Bernhard as president of Western 
Illinois University on May 3. 

William Wineland was one of three scien- 
tists to be named to the senior research 
classification at Dow Chemical Co. in Feb- 
ruary. He has been with the company since 


Louis J. Siroy 
1 Richmond Street 

Nashua, N. H. 03060 

Mark Anton has been elected secretary 
of the Hospital Center in Orange, N.J. 

Robert Blanchard has resigned as super- 
intendent of Montclair, N.J., schools in or- 
der to become superintendent of schools in 
Portland, Ore.' His new appointment will 
become effective July 1. 

Paul Costello has been named assistant to 
Herb Klein, President Nixon's director of 
communications. According to an article 
published in the Boston Globe, Alicia and 
Paul Jr. have had to do all the moving 
from Bedford, Mass., to Bethesda, Md. 

Kenneth Fash represented the College at 
the inauguration of Kermit Alonzo John- 
son as president of Alabama College on 
March 25. 

Robert Johnston has been named senior 
mortgage loan officer in the Mortgage and 
Real Estate Department of John Hancock 
Mutual Life Insurance Co. 

Don Kimel has been appointed group 
sales representative for AITS Inc. in Bos- 
ton. He will specialize in Oriental carnival 

Edward Lawson has resigned as director 
of the Tucson Art Center in order to join 
the International Exhibitions Foundation in 
Washington, D.C. 

Bob Mehlhorn has opened a hardware 
store in Brunswick. He is also owner of one 
in Bath. 

Ed and Joyce Rogers are now the proud 
parents of seven children, the latest being 
Matthew. According to a note received in 
February, Matthew joins brothers Ed Jr. 
(9), Steve (8), Chris (7), and sisters Mary 
(4), Andrea (3), and Jennifer (2). Ed is 
assistant county attorney for Cumberland 


Eric Simmons has been named supervi- 
sor of purchasing for the Hartford (Conn.) 
Board of Education. 


Adrian L. Asherman 
21 Cherry Hill Drive 
Waterville 04901 

Hebron Adams wrote in February: "Last 
year's spring tour took us to Denmark, 
where we visited Joergen Knudsen '53 and 
his family, and then on to Norway for 
fjords, glaciers, and the midnight sun. The 
children enjoyed throwing rocks into the 
fjords, but any mud puddle would have 
done as well for them. That ends the tour- 
ing until I finish my thesis, late this sum- 
mer if all goes well. Somewhere, far from 
here, it's groundhog day today — the sun is 
shining here, so it's' back to my hole until 
the thesis is done." 

Henry Baribeau has been elected presi- 
dent of the Brunswick Rotary Club. 

President Howell invited Bill Burnham to 
represent the College at the inauguration of 
President Glen L. Taggart of Utah State 
University on March 7. 

Ben Coe has been named executive di- 
rector of VITA-USA, a recently formed 
division of Volunteers for International 
Technical Assistance, which has its head- 
quarters in Schenectady, N.Y. 

Richard Coombs is president of the 
Brookline (Mass.) Teachers Association. 
He is teaching chemistry at Brookline, and 
was in the process of instituting a new 
course in unified chemistry-physics when he 
wrote in March. He and wife Janet are 
kept busy with their children's activities. 
Richard is on the Boy Scout Committee for 
the troop to which David (13) and Jeffrey 
(11) belong. Donald (IVi) will be a Cub 
Scout in September. Janet is the leader of 
a Girl Scout troop to which Jennifer (11) 
belongs, and Richard Linn (2) has some 
time to go yet before he can join. 

The Board of Directors of Tri-Continen- 
tal Corp. and the Mutual Funds of the 
Union Service Group have elected Bill Ha- 
zen vice president of Union Service. Bill 
joined Union Service in 1964. He is also a 
partner of J. & W. Seligman & Co., a mem- 
ber firm of the New York Stock Exchange. 
Tri-Continental is the nation's largest pub- 
licly traded diversified investment company. 

Rogers Johnson wrote in March: "We 
are expecting our fourth child this summer, 
and are having a new home built on the 
side of a desert hill to accommodate us all. 
I'm enjoying work with the progress of 
Arizona-Colorado Land & Cattle Co." 

John Pappanikou designed and directed 
a teacher training program for the Univer- 
sity of Connecticut, and the project won the 
1969 Distinguished Achievement Award of 
the American Association of Colleges of 
Teacher Education. 

President Howell invited Philip Stern to 
represent the College at the inauguration of 
President Ronald G. Weber of Mount 

Union College in April. 

John Sullivan is assistant district attorney 
of Plymouth County, Mass. 

Contrary to popular opinion, William 
Whiting is not chairman of the Department 
of Mathematics at Reading High School, 
but is assistant principal of the Pentucket, 
Mass., Junior High School. 

Proudly proclaiming, "Now a Quarterly: 
Expanded in Size and Scope," the first issue 
of that venerable literary publication, The 
North American Review, under the editor- 
ship of Robley Wilson arrived in April. The 
revitalized NAR has drawn heavily on Bow- 
doin talent in Rob's first issue. Steve Minot, 
who used to be a member of the faculty, 
is the East Coast editor. Charlotte, Rob's 
wife, is the business manager. Bill Beeson 
'56 was among the contributors. 


Albert C. K. Chun-Hoon, 
1418 Alewa Drive 

nolulu, Hawaii 96817 


Joseph Aldred has been elected to the 
General Committee of the Cumberland 
County Bar Association. 

Ward Gilman has been appointed an as- 
sociate editor at G. & C. Merriam Co. in 
Springfield, Mass. 

Burch Hindle has been promoted to se- 
nior marketing manager, washroom prod- 
ucts, at Scott Paper Co. He has been with 
Scott since 1957. 

William Johnson, president of Stone & 
Cooper Fuel Co. in Augusta, has been 
named to the Maine Small Business Advis- 
ory Council. 

Johnes Moore's comments on the pollu- 
tion of coastal waters off Marblehead, 
Mass., were the subject of an article in the 
Salem, Mass., News, Feb. 14 issue. Johnes 
is a member of the Department of Biology 
at Salem State College and is considered 
an expert in the field of oceanography. 

President Howell invited Bradford Smith 
to represent the College at the inauguration 
of William H. Duncan as president of Mil- 
lersville State College in Pennsylvania on 
May 10. 

Bud Swanson was the subject of an ar- 
ticle in the Jan. 13 issue of the Worcester 
(Mass.) Gazette. According to the article, 
the Worcester Baking Co., of which he is 
president, is operated more artistically than 
scientifically, and that's the way he likes it. 
"In dealing with people, you cannot reduce 
a business to science," says Bud. 


Horace A. Hildreth Jr. 
Suite 507 

465 Congress Street 
Portland 04111 

According to Al Farrington, Bud Atkins 
has been appointed manager of the Albany 
Felt Co. plant in Auburn. 

Hank Dowst wrote in February: "Sheila 
and I hope to make the 15th bash. Looks 
like Red Mulligan, Al Farrington, et al. 
have really done well. Anyone stopping in 
Los Angeles, please call." 

Bob Goddard was presented with a Cer- 
tificate of Appreciation from the Massa- 
chusetts Bay United Fund for his ingenuity 
in spreading the United Fund message dur- 
ing the recent campaign. Bob is the editor 
of Life and Liberty and Liberty Lines, two 
international publications of the Liberty 
Mutual Insurance Companies. 

Samuel Hibbard has been appointed pur- 
chasing agent for Norton, Co., Worcester, 
Mass. He has been with the company since 

Daniel Miller wrote in March that he 
had been elected vice president of an inter- 
national commodity company which was 


importing footwear from Europe and South 
America. His wife Vivian and sons Andrew 
Patrick (7), and Thomas Marten (5), were 
still residing in Port Washington, L.I. 

John Newman has been cited by New 
England Business for his innovative work 
in providing "packaged" quality training 
programs for business management and su- 
pervisory personnel. John is the founder 
and owner of the Maynard Training Center 
in Wakefield, Mass. 

The Karl Pearsons welcomed their first 
child, Charles Nathaniel, in December. 
Karl received his master's degree in infor- 
mation science from UCLA last June, and 
is now with the Library and Documenta- 
tion Systems Department of System Devel- 
opment Corp. 

Major Don Rayment wrote in March: 
"The end is in sight to an extremely inter- 
esting combat tour in Southeast Asia — • 
plenty of flying and action! Now looking 
forward to June and our new assignment to 
the Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, 
in the Pentagon." 

Douglas Reid is director of field opera- 
tions for Autex Service Corp. in Wellesley, 
Mass. Wife Dorothy and children Doug Jr., 
Sue, Richard, Cindy, Dorey, and Bill were 
anxious to move there when he wrote in 

President Howell invited Alan Werksman 
to represent the College at the inauguration 
of James Karge Olsen as president of Pater- 
son State College on May 6. 

Bob Wilcox has been appointed a vice 
president and trust officer of the Vermont 
National Bank, in Brattleboro. 


Lloyd O. Bishop 
Wilmington College 
Wilmington, N. C. 


The Rev. Edward Blackman was guest 
speaker for the first session of the Univer- 
sity of Life at Hancock Church in Lexing- 
ton, Mass., in January. The topic of the 
program was "The Church and Suburban 

Don Henry wrote in March that he was 
becoming more and more involved in com- 
puter sciences and local education. He 
wrote that he would be running for elec- 
tion to the local board of education in 

Douglas Morton has been elected to the 
Board of Directors of the Brunswick Ro- 
tary Club. 

Bill Nieman in March was named Cleve- 
land advertising manager of Newsweek. Bill 
started with Newsweek in 1959 as a sales 
trainee in the New York office. The follow- 
ing year he was transferred to the Los 
Angeles sales staff and in 1963 he moved 
to the Cleveland office. 

Al Stark is executive officer of the Ship 
Activation, Maintenance, and Repair Naval 
Reserve unit at South Portland. He was 
recently elected secretary of the Water Well 
Drillers Association of Maine. 

Jack Swenson wrote in March that he had 
just returned from two weeks of skiing in 
Zermatt, Switzerland. 

Andrew Williamson, head of the mathe- 
matics department at Lincoln Academy, is 
instructing a 15-week course, the Structure 
of Arithmetic, in Jefferson. The course is 
sponsored by the University of Maine. 



345 Brookline Street 
Needham, Mass. 02192 


John D. Wheaton 
10 Sutton Place 
Lewiston 04240 


College, Spartanburg, S.C., on April 5. 

Richard Nason is in Milan, Italy, with 
Foote, Cone and Belding. Agency. His ad- 
dress is Via Delia Porta 10. 

Norm Nicholson has been elected a vice 
president of the Boston Safe Deposit and 
Trust Co. 

Sven Salin wrote in March: "I inter- 
rupted my studies after my master's degree, 
married, and now have two children, a boy 
of eight and a girl of five. I have been 
working as a teacher of English and liter- 
ature at high schools in Stockholm, but 
now I have taken up advanced studies, and 
I am now working on a thesis for a Ph.D. 
I have also bought a new house and moved 
into that." Sven's address is Langsjohojden 
87, 125 31 Alvsjo, Sweden. 


John C. Finn 
6 Palmer Road 
Beverly, Mass. 01915 

President Howell invited Henry Haskell 
to represent Bowdoin at the inauguration of 
Paul Hardin III as president of Wofford 

Mr. and Mrs. Dick Baribeau became the 
parents of a son, Jon Peter, on March 10. 

Delayed word has it that Jim Boudreau 
has been elected a trust officer of the Shaw- 
mut Bank in Westwood, Mass. 

Maj. John Collier is back in Vietnam 
with the 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile) 
after attending a refresher course for field- 
grade officers and taking a six week leave. 
This is his second tour of duty in Vietnam. 
In February he was awarded his second 
oak leaf cluster for his service as senior 
aide-de-camp to Lt. Gen. John J. Tolson, 
commander of the 28th Airborne Corps 
and Fort Bragg, N.C. 

Jack and Phyllis Collins announce the 
birth of Nathaniel John on Jan. 19 at Nee- 
nah, Wis. He joins Sarah (5), Christopher 
(3Vi), and Alexander (2). 

Dr. J. P. Dow has been named to a one- 
year term on the Board of Directors of the 
Kennebec Mental Health Clinic. 

Maj. Bill Gardner wrote in March: "I 
leave Fort Rucker at the end of April for 
one month at Fort Devens, Mass., enroute 
to Vietnam. Am looking forward to return- 
ing to the campus for the first time since 
fall 1957. Kathleen and the children will 
spend the year I'm gone in Hawaii." 

Rabbi Bruce Goldman was guest speaker 
at a lecture sponsored by the First Hebrew 
Congregation in Peekskill, N.Y., in March. 
The topic of his lecture was "Columbia 
University: A Microcosm of American So- 
ciety." Bruce is still a chaplain at Colum- 
bia University. 

President Howell invited Bruce McDon- 
ald to represent Bowdoin at the inaugura- 
tion of President John J. Pruis at Ball State 
University on April 11. 

Mr. and Mrs. Peter Orne welcomed their 
fourth child, first daughter, Jean Theodosia, 
on March 7. Theo joins Peter (6'/2), Mat- 
thew (5), and Neil (3). Pete is general 
sales manager of WTEN-TV in Albany, 

Geof Armstrong is teaching English at 
John Jay Junior High School in Katona, 
N.Y. He is living in Ridgefield, Conn. 

Norman Beisaw won a first prize for his 
research paper at the annual Orthopedic 
Residents' Night of the Boston Orthopedic 
Club. He wrote that Bowdoin was well rep- 
resented, since Phil Kimball '59 won a first 
prize and Mel Levine '60 won an honorable 
mention for their clinical papers. Norman 
is a resident at the Children's Hospital in 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Nick Kostis, whose father, Peter 
Kostis, died on Feb. 7. 

Donald Mackintosh is manager of the 
Customer Service Center of Weyerhaeuser 
Co. in Castle Island, Mass. 

Whitney Mitchell and Tula Orvokki To- 
lonen were married in Mt. Kisco, N.Y., on 
Feb. 15. Tula is a graduate of George 
Washington University. 

Colby Thresher wrote in March: "Anita, 
Renee, Scott, and I are now well settled in 
Vermont and hope to stay a while (seven 
moves in ten years). Managing group in- 
surance operations for Aetna in Vermont is 
proving to be fun and challenging. Sure en- 
joyed our tenth last June." 

Frank Whittelesey has been appointed an 
assistant manager of Brown Brothers Har- 
riman & Co. in New York. 

President Howell invited Rev. Dave 
Young to represent the College at the in- 
auguration of William Goff Caples as presi- 
dent of Kenyon College on April 15. 


Brendan J. Feeling, M.D. 
32 Opal Avenue 
Beverly, Mass. 01915 

Mr. and Mrs. Junghi Ahn welcomed their 
first son, Eugene, on Feb. 24. Junghi re- 
ceived his Ph.D. in materials science from 
M.I.T. last August and is back with I.B.M. 
Component Division. 

Win Bearce reported in February that he 
was looking forward to spending the month 
of August in Maine. Win is still teaching in 
Missouri and his "son David is growing like 
a weed, but as yet shows no predilection 
for basketball." 

Mr. and Mrs. George Beggs spoke on 
Montessori education at the Colonial Inn, 
Concord, Mass., in March. Last year they 
co-directed the Little Rock (Ark.) Montes- 
sori School. They met and married while 
studying the Montessori method, and now 
enjoy working as a team. 

Dick Brown wrote in January: "Most of 
my course work is out of the way now, but 
my writtens, orals, and research are still 
ahead of me. That will keep me occupied 
at least until September 1970." Dick is at 
the University of South Dakota pursuing a 
degree in chemistry. 

Jim Carnathan is now associated with 
Paine, Webber, Jackson & Curtis in Boston. 

Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Chalmers welcomed 
their second child, Matthew Kidder, on 
Nov. 8. According to Bruce, son Andrew, 
age two, is already skiing the Pleasant 
Mountain ski area. 

In March Bill Dorsey was named acting 
director of the Maine Department of Eco- 
nomic Development's Research, Planning 
and Program Assistance Division. Bill has 
been a member of the DED staff for IV2 

Steve Frager is stationed at Fort Lee, Va. 
His address is 35C Salerno Rd., Fort Lee, 
Va. 23807. The Fragers are looking for- 


ward to the 10th Reunion if he is not in 

Robert Fritz has been appointed assis- 
tant professor of microbiology at Emory 

Robert Garrett and Mary Simmler were 
married last June. Mary is a graduate of 
Pennsylvania State University and Temple 
University. The Garretts are living at 3 To- 
bago Lane, Ocean City, N.J. 08226. 

When Alton Gross wrote in February, he 
had just finished his orthopedic residency 
with the Army and was leaving for a tour 
of duty in Vietnam. 

Capt. Charles Jackson wrote in March 
that he was still stationed at Fort Sill, Okla., 
and hoped to be there until Christmas. 
Mary Alice gave birth to a son, C. Wayne 
III, on Oct. 2. "Anybody crossing the Great 
Plains is cordially invited to drop in," he 

Phil Kimball won a first prize for his 
clinical paper at the annual Orthopedic 
Residents' Night of the Boston Orthopedic 
Club, according to Norman Beisaw '58. 

William Lehmberg wrote in March that 
he had been promoted to branch manager 
of INA Security Corp. with responsibility 
for western Massachusetts, Connecticut, and 
down-state New York security sales and 

Thomas Medvecky has opened his own 
law office in Bethel, Conn. 

Tom McGovern wrote in February: 
"Still teaching and coaching at Watertown 
High School. Am working on 30 semester 
hours beyond the master's, and Elaine and 
I are expecting our fourth, hopefully an- 
other boy, to join Mike (4), Danny (3), 
and Eddie (1), the week of commence- 

Roly and Ruth O'Neal welcomed their 
fourth child, second son, Sean Christopher, 
on Feb. 23. Ruth's roommate at the hos- 
pital was Mrs. Junghi Ahn. Roly is working 
on his doctorate at Columbia Teachers Col- 
lege and will be on sabbatical leave next 
year for that purpose. 

Dick Powers wrote in March that he 
would be assigned to the Naval Command 
and Staff Course in Newport, R.I., for a 
year of schooling in August. He was look- 
ing forward to his first tour in New Eng- 
land. He was attending graduate school in 
international relations at George Washing- 
ton University when he wrote. 

Charles Snow is a pilot for Aroostook 
Airways Inc. The airline, based in Presque 
Isle, services the New England area from 
Boston to Nova Scotia and Quebec. 

John Treanor wrote in March: "I am 
currently with the Gillette Co. at the Data 
Processing Center in South Boston. We re- 
cently bought a home in Cohasset and 
moved in during the storm of Feb. 24, with 
neither power nor heat. My wife Ruth, son 
Jeffrey (9 months) and I are working to get 
the place shipshape before summer." 


Rev. Richard H. Doyvnes 
226 East 60th Street 
New York, N. Y. 10022 

Dr. George Blagogee wrote in February: 
"I have been in Glasgow for the past year 
doing my specialization in obstetrics and 
gynecology. I am presently in the Gyneco- 
logical Department of the Glasgow Royal 
Infirmary. Got married in Bologne, Italy, 
on Jan. 26 to Miss Ginevra Guerra of Bo- 
logne." George's address is 5D Scott House, 
Hume Road, Cumbernauld (Glasgow), 
Scotland. He will be there for the next 2Vi 

Eric Blomfelt has been named assistant 
secretary at Patriot General Insurance Co., 
Minute Man Companies, Middlesex Mutual 


and Lynn Mutual Insurance Companies of 
Concord, Mass. 

Ray Bucci has been promoted by State 
Street Bank & Trust Co., Boston, to assis- 
tant real estate officer. 

Dan Calder is finishing his dissertation at 
Indiana and will be teaching at the Univer- 
sity of Washington in Seattle next fall, ac- 
cording to a note from him in February. 

George Dean was guest speaker at a ses- 
sion on contemporary physics at Gorham 
State College in March. He discussed semi- 
conductors, transistors, and integrated cir- 
cuits. George is a product and process en- 
gineer for Fairchild Semiconductor Corp., 
South Portland. 

Mr. and Mrs. Harwood Ellis welcomed 
a daughter, Jennifer Claire, on Oct. 12. Har- 
wood is still teaching at Morse High School 
in Bath and directing Camp Chewonkee 
during the summer. 

Donald Erikson is assistant manager in 
the Underwriters Department of Travelers 
Insurance Co., in Scarboro. 

Frank Goodwin has expanded his Chev- 
rolet dealership in Brunswick, with the pur- 
chase of the old First National store. It will 
be converted to a showroom, while the ga- 
rage facilities will remain where they are. 

Robert Hohlfelder wrote in April to say 
that he will be rejoining the staff of the 
American Academy in Rome this summer. 
He will participate in the second season of 
the Academy's Tuscan Littoral Survey, a 
search for Etruscan ports and shipwrecks. 
In the fall, he, Joan, and Andrew Christian 
(3Vi) will be at the University of Colo- 
rado. Their address will be c/o Department 
of History, University of Colorado, Boul- 
der, Colorado. 

Morgan and Barbara Lamarche wel- 
comed their first child, Gregory Ryan, on 
Feb. 8. 

Melvin Levine wrote in March that he 
was in his last year of training in orthopedic 
surgery at Boston City Hospital. He, wife 
Toby, Eric, (6), Beth, (3), and Craig (1) 
are living at 41 Orchard Circle, Swamp- 
scott, Mass. He expects to enter the Air 
Force in January of next year. According 
to Norm Beisaw '58, Mel received an hon- 
orable mention for his clinical paper at the 
annual Orthopedic Residents' Night of the 
Boston Orthopedic Club. 

Bruce MacDonald's art work was exhib- 
ited at the Whistler House in Lowell, 
Mass., in March. Along with Bruce's work 
was that of three other generations of his 

Ward O'Neill has been appointed advis- 
ory officer of Teachers Insurance and An- 
nuity Association and College Retirement 
Equities Fund. He has been with the New 
York organization since 1961. 

Tony Perry wrote in April: "My first 

book, on medieval Spanish poetry, was pub- 
lished last summer by the Yale University 
Press. I also managed to get an article (on 
the Spanish pastoral) printed in PMLA. I 
am still an assistant professor of Romance 
languages at the University of Connecticut. 
I've fathered two daughters, Rachel and 
Sarah. We will spend the next year at He- 
brew University in Jerusalem, thanks to a 
National Foundation for the Humanities 

Capt. William Riley is stationed in Viet- 
nam, according to a note from his mother 
in January. His wife is living in Seekonk, 
Mass., for the duration. 

Kenneth Russell and Sharon M. Zimmer- 
man of Peabody, Mass., were married on 
Feb. 22. Sharon is a graduate of Ohio State 
University at Columbus, and is a medical 
technologist for the Red Cross in Peabody. 

Pete Sheldon wrote in March: "Am 
changing jobs and moving to our Brussels 
office — to work, speak French, and catch 
hold of European birds. Heard from Peter 
Relic '58 who is teaching near Kyoto." 

Carl Smith wrote in March: "On May 
27, 1968, our family grew with the addi- 
tion of a son, Arthur Philip. We now have 
one of each (our daughter Anne is now 
three). He has already received a Bowdoin 
bib and a Bowdoin toy football from his 
paternal grandparents, so maybe he will be 
at Bowdoin, Class of 1990." Carl has been 
promoted to manager of market research at 
the Denver and Rio Grande Western Rail- 
road in Denver, Colo. 

Assistant Attorney General John Stra- 
chan has been admitted to practice before 
the Vermont Bar. John moved to Vermont 
in July 1968. 

Dee Virtue wrote in March to say that 
Bob had recently left for a temporary as- 
signment in Guam and surrounding area. 
She expected him to be gone for six months. 

Luis Weil is district sales manager for 
the Plastics Division of American Cyana- 
mid Co., in Detroit, Mich. 


Lawrence C. Bickford 
588 Park Avenue 
Yonkers, N. Y. 10703 

David Belka is personnel manager in the 
marketing department of Honeywell EDP 
Division in Wellesley, Mass. When he wrote 
in March, he was planning to be married 
in June. 

Phil Beloin wrote in March: "Sherill and 
I and the four kids are all fine. Mike, the 
oldest is in first grade now. Let's see, that's 
Bowdoin Class of 1984. Wow! Everything 
goes well in the group dental practice here 
in Bristol, Conn." 

Mr. and Mrs. David Boyd have been 
named chairmen of the Woodstock, Conn., 
Heart Fund Drive. 

William Christmas wrote in March: 
"Maribeth and I are happy to announce the 
adoption of Ann Elizabeth who was born 
on Nov. 24, 1968, and joined our family 
on Dec. 14. (Quite a 'Christmas' present.)" 
William is completing his internal medicine 
residency as an NIH Research Fellow in in- 
fectious diseases at the University of Ver- 

David Cole wrote in February: "I have 
recently relocated as vice president of sales 
with Financial Trust Co. in Denver, a sub- 
sidiary of the Gates Rubber Co. I am look- 
ing forward to getting back to Ski Country, 
U.S.A. I would be delighted to hear from 
any Bowdoin alumnus located in or travel- 
ing through Colorado." David's address is 
950 Broadway, Denver, Colo. 

John Cummings will be vice chairman of 
the Los Angeles Open Golf Tournament in 
January 1970. Wife Linda is well, and 


daughter, Jennifer, is "growing fast and a 
lot of fun to have around." 

Richard Fisk has been promoted to as- 
sistant actuary with Monarch Life Insur- 
ance Co. in Springfield, Mass. He has been 
with the company since 1961. 

George Gordon and Roberta Kornfeld of 
Elmira, N.Y., married on Feb. 15. Roberta 
is teaching in the Reading, Mass., school 
system, and George is finishing a postdoc- 
toral research fellowship in periodontology 
at Harvard. The Gordons are making their 
home in Boston. 

Lt. William Holbrook wrote in March: 
"I assisted as supply officer in placing the 
USS Sample (DE-1048) in commission on 
23 March 1968. The Sample is now home- 
ported in Pearl Harbor. Gretchen, Scott, 
and Todo are happy to be back in warm 
and beautiful Hawaii. I am extremely busy 
preparing for the Sample's deployment to 
the western Pacific in April." 

Jonathan MacDonald is corporate coun- 
sel for an international construction firm in 
the chemical field. When he wrote in 
March, he was living in Belgium but ex- 
pecting to move to Nassau in the near fu- 

Chris Michelsen is in his final year at 
Columbia's College of Physicians and Sur- 

James Mitchell has been elected a mu- 
tual funds officer at Old Colony Trust Co. 
in Boston. He has been with the company 
since 1961. 

Herman Segal wrote in March that he 
was living in Cambridge, Mass., and work- 
ing at the West Roxbury V.A. Hospital as 
a resident in cardiology. He will complete 
his training next year at the Peter Bent 
Brigham Hospital and then expects to join 
the Navy. 

James Watson will be assistant profes- 
sor of English at the University of Tulsa in 
the fall. He is presently teaching a fresh- 
man honors seminar at the University of 

Stephen Zeoli has been made district rep- 
resentative for New England of the Indus- 
trial Chemical Division of PPG Industries. 
He has been with the firm since 1966. 


Lt. Ronald F. Famiglietti 
911 Cornell 
Schaumburg, 111. 60172 

Philip Boulter was stationed at the Air 
Force's Wilford Hall Hospital in San An- 
tonio when he wrote in March. "Texas is 
much less enjoyable than New England," he 
said. He plans to finish his training in en- 
docrinology on the West Coast. 

Gene Boyington wrote in March: "I am 
now representing the Macmillan Co. to 
trade bookstores in western New England. 
While training with this company in Wash- 
ington, D.C., I had the pleasure of joining 
for an evening each, the families of Craig 
Cleaves and Dana Sweet '63. Craig is work- 
ing toward a Ph.D. in abnormal psycholo- 
gy. He is quite dedicated to the practical 
applications to which this field may be put. 
His charming wife and three boys are de- 
cided assets in his quest." 

Marine Capt. Paul Constantino's address 
is 689 Sleepy Hollow Lane, Laguna Beach, 
Calif. 92651. 

Lt. (jg) Ted Curtis and Rose Marie Mon- 
tero of Newport, R.I., married at Newport 
on April 5. Rose is a graduate of Assump- 
tion Academy and Barry College, Miami, 
Fla. She has been serving in the Nurse 
Corps at the Naval Hospital in Newport. 
Ted was serving aboard the destroyer Henry 
W. Tucker, which has been operating with 
the Seventh Fleet off Vietnam. He's now 
headed to Saigon as a military adviser. 

Wilson Eastman and his wife welcomed 
their second daughter, Gayle Charlene, on 
Nov. 23. When he wrote in March, he was 
expecting to finish his residency at Maine 
Medical Center in July and to enter the 
Air Force shortly thereafter. He hopes ul- 
timately to return to Maine. 

Michael Farmer was promoted to the 
rank of Army major in February. 

Capt. Arthur Freedman is stationed at 
Fort Lewis, Wash. "Living in the Pacific 
Northwest is quite nice," he wrote in 

Charles Garland's roommate, Sam Ladd 
'63, has married, so Charles is living alone 
for a while. "Anyone in the area wanting 
free rack and cold beer, do drop by," he 
wrote. He is living at 1122 Shore Road, 
Cape Elizabeth. 

Dr. Bryan McSweeny is stationed with 
the Army in Mannheim, Germany, as chief 
of orthodontic service. "Wife Sally, daugh- 
ter Cathy, and another due in September 
are all fine," he wrote. 

Robert Millar wrote in February: "In 
November we moved to Portland, Maine, 
where \ am minister of the Stevens Avenue 
Congregational Church, United Church of 
Christ. Chris and I have two boys: Jimmy 
will be three in April and David will be a 
year old in May." 

Tony Paul has received his Ph.D. degree 
from the Johns Hopkins University and is 
continuing to teach philosophy at Miami 
University, Oxford, Ohio. 

Chris Potholm wrote in March: "Began 
teaching African politics and international 
relations at Vassar last fall, where I found 
Bob Martin '58 and Ben Kohl '60 already 
on the faculty. On Valentine's Day, 1969, 
we became the proud parents of a son, Erik 
Dodds. A week earlier I finished my book, 
Four African Political Systems." 

James Rice's new address is Investing 
Corporation of America, 851 Furth-Dam- 
bach, Lindenstrasse 22, West Germany. 

Richard Sawyer has resigned from his 
post as coordinator of the State Planning 
Office in Augusta and has joined the law 
firm of Wathen & Wathen. 

Jon Story resigned from the Army in Feb- 
ruary and is working for Polaroid Corp. in 
Cambridge, Mass. He was a major at the 
time of his resignation. He and his family 
live at 26 Hughey Rd., Scituate, Mass. 


31 Chapel Street 

Augusta 04330 

Wayne Adams is working for the Federal 
Communications Commission in Washing- 
ton and is living at 2005 Columbia Pike, 
Arlington, Va. 22204. 

Andrew Allen is stationed at Fitzsimons 
Army Hospital in Denver, Colo. He ex- 
pects to be sent to Vietnam for a year in 
July. Wife Karen, Heather (3), and Wendy 
(6 months) will return to East Boston 
when he leaves. 

Park Allen was named a registered rep- 
resentative of Bache & Co., Hartford, 
Conn., in February. 

William Chapman and Bonnie Ann Wal- 
lace of Plymouth Meeting, Pa., married on 
March 15. Bonnie is a graduate of Tulane 
University. William is a senior pension rep- 
resentative in the Baltimore office of the 
Connecticut General Insurance Co. 

David Collins wrote in February: "I'm 
finally gainfully employed — for the Invest- 
ment Banking Department of Paine, Web- 
ber, Jackson and Curtis!" His new address 
is 259 Beacon St., Apt. 70, Boston, Mass. 

Capt. Mark Goldberg has been assigned 
as executive officer of the Medical Holding 

Co. at Valley Forge (Pa.) General Hos- 

Jules Lerner wrote in February: "I am 
teaching at Northeastern and readying a 
couple of papers for publication. The 
courses I am involved in are Biology of Or- 
ganisms, Cytology and Cytogenetics, Gene- 
tics, and Analysis of Development. I enjoy 
teaching immensely — the students are quite 
likeable. I had a chance to see Dr. Moul- 
ton of the Biology Department when he 
was in Chicago last year for a conference." 
Jules is with the Division of Natural Sci- 
ences, Northeastern Illinois State College 
in Chicago. 

Howard Levine was guest speaker at a 
meeting of the Newton (Mass.) Rotary 
Club in February. The subject of his talk 
was "A Year in Vietnam." 

Dr. Larry Lifson and Marcie Ellen Giber 
of Youngstown, Ohio, married this spring. 
Marcie is a graduate of the University of 
Michigan. Larry is a resident psychiatrist 
at University Hospital, Boston. They are 
living in Cambridge. 

Class Secretary Charlie Micoleau has 
been hired by the New England AFL-CIO 
Council to develop a program for recruiting 
Job Corps participants in New England. 
The program will have its headquarters in 

According to a note from his mother, 
Army Capt. Lawrence Miller is stationed in 
Germany, where he is a medical officer. 

Al Nagel has returned from Vietnam, 
and is working for Arthur Young & Co., in 
New York City. His address is 405 East 
63rd St., N.Y., N.Y. 10021. 

Peter Royen is an intern at Rhode Island 
Hospital and is living in Providence. 

Capt. John Russel's new address is Box 
41, T494, Route 1, Prince George, Va. 

Dana Sweet is working for Uncle Sam 
while awaiting "the call," according to a 
note from Gene Boyington '62. Dana re- 
cently married "a lovely young lady from 
the island of Puerto Rico, who has a de- 
lightful way with food." He is also writ- 
ing a thesis on an aspect of our historical 
relations with Latin America. 


Lt. David W. Fitts 
Quarters 2324-B Broadmoor 
Fort Lewis, Wash. 98433 

David Andrew is in his fourth year of 
teaching at Lawrence Academy in Groton, 
Mass. The Andrews have two daughters, 
Kristine (3) and Karen (10 months). 

Lt. (jg) Jon Dunn married the former 
Susan Eaughman of Coronado, Calif., on 
April 5. 

Charles Elvin's new address is Co. D, 4th 
Battalion, Class 192-1, U.S. Army Medical 
Training Center, Fort Sam Houston, Tex. 

Dave and Bette Fitts and their two sons, 
Dave and Jeff, expect to move to the Bos- 
ton area in July when Dave is discharged 
from the Army. He will be working in the 
Trust Department of the Newton-Waltham 
Bank and Trust Co. upon his return. 

John Frazier and H. Charlene Davoren 
of East Greenwich, R.I., were married in 
May 1968. They adopted a son, Sean An- 
drew (2) and a second son, John W. Jr., 
was born in January 1969. When he wrote 
in March, John planned to be- discharged 
from active duty in April and to go into 
commercial aviation. 

According to Lt. Mike Harmon '67, 
Capt. John Hill is company commander of 
B Co., lst/20th Inf., 11th Inf. BDE, Amer- 
ical Division at Due Pho, Vietnam. 

Jeffrey Kean is in his second year of 
teaching psychology at Endicott Junior Col- 
lege in Beverly, Mass. He is completing re- 
quirements for a degree in counseling psy- 


chology at Boston College, and is planning 
to enter the doctoral program there in the 

Chris Keefe is a student of business ad- 
ministration at Columbia University. His 
address is Woodbridge Hall, Apt. 4-J, 431 
Riverside Drive, N.Y., N.Y. 10025. 

Dr. Richard Mack is an intern at Duke 
University. His address is #2 D Colonial 
Gardens, Durham, N.C. He will be return- 
ing to Boston in July. 

Hugh McMahan wrote in February, "Am 
in my second year of medical school here 
at the Medical College of Virginia and its 
the greatest!" 

David Mechem is working for Prudential 
Insurance Co. in Boston, Mass. His address 
is 49 Marlboro St., Belmont, Mass. 02178. 

Robin Muench is working towards a 
Ph.D. in oceanography at the University of 

Capt. Rob Osterhout wrote in March: 
"Mary Ellen and I have just been blessed 
with out first child, Kyle Steven. We are 
also looking forward to joining up with the 
alumni tour to Italy as it passes through 

Peter Small is an employment represen- 
tative for Allied Chemical Corp., in New 
York. His address is 26 St. Marks Place, 
Apt. 3RE, New York, N.Y. 10003. 

Thomas Smith wrote in March: "Am 
now manager of compensation at Harper & 
Row, Publishers Inc. in New York City. 
Am marrying a beautiful, great cook in 
April and will be living in Heathdale." 

William Thwing wrote in March: "I re- 
turned from Vietnam in July 1968 and was 
stationed in New York City for my re- 
maining six months in the Army. Was dis- 
charged from active duty on Dec. 20. Am 
presently living and working (and skiing) 
in Aspen, Colo." 

David Walker is a lecturer in the English 
Department at the University of Canter- 
bury, Christchurch, New Zealand. When he 
wrote in January, he was expecting to have 
some of his poems published in the Trans- 
atlantic Review, the New Yorker, the Geor- 
gia Review, and the Antioch Review. 


Lt. James C. Rosenfeld 
3d Squadron, 7th Cavalry 
APO New York, N. Y. 09036 

Dick Andrias wrote in February: "I was 
recently married to Jane Gray of New York 
City. We're living at 720 West 173rd St. in 
New York, and have seen Al Woodbury, 
Steve Hecht, and Dick Norris, all '65, here 
already. We're interested in seeing other 
classmates in the area. I'm now halfway 
through law school and am looking for- 
ward to putting some of the theory to work 
this summer." 

Ned d'Entremont and Elizabeth Lynne- 
wood Stevens were married in Glenside, 
Pa., on Feb. 8. Elizabeth is a graduate of 
Cedar Crest College in Allentown and the 
University of Pennsylvania School of Al- 
lied Medical Professions. 

Dick Dieffenbach has joined Peat, Mar- 
wick and Mitchell and is associated with 
the firm's Portland office. 

Mr. and Mrs. Barry Hawkins welcomed 
their second son, Christopher Francis, on 
Nov. 10, 1968. 

Steve Kay wrote in February: "Still hold- 
ing down the fort with Bill Mason in the 
Yale Admissions Office. Now that Yale has 
gone coed, I'm waiting for Bowdoin to see 
the light and follow suit." 

Paul Lapointe has been commissioned 
an Army second lieutenant. He was grad- 
uated from the Infantry Officer Candidate 
School, Fort Benning, Ga., in March. 

Edward McGovern and Celinda Lou 

Strange were married Nov. 30. After a 
short trip to Puerto Rico and Jamaica, they 
spent three months at a medical mission 
in Haiti. Ed is a student at Jefferson Med- 
ical College in Philadelphia, Pa. 

Capt. Robert Ness and Madelyn Ethel 
Booth were married on March 9 in West 
Peabody, Mass. Madelyn is a graduate of 
Children's Hospital School of Nursing in 
Boston, and Robert is with the Army Signal 
Corps. They expected to leave April 1 for 

Frederick Pazzano was graduated as the 
distinguished graduate of the 69-7 officer 
basic course at the Quartermaster School, 
Fort Lee, Va., in March. He is stationed 
with the Army VII Corps in Stuttgart/ 
Moehringen, Germany. 

Robert Peterson and Norah Lou Ander- 
son of East Hartford, Conn., married on 
Feb. 1 in, Bloomfield, Mass. Norah is a 
graduate of Central Connecticut State. 

Samuel Rost wrote in March that he had 
recently passed the Connecticut Bar exam- 
ination. He and Ellen are living at 21 Ridge 
Court E., West Haven, Conn. 

Berle Schiller has received a plaque from 
the American Bar Association for his ser- 
vice as the Law Student Division's delegate 
last year. He has also been appointed legal 
counsel for the Young Democrat Clubs of 

Capt. Hubert Shaw was guest speaker 
at a joint meeting of the Auburn and 
Lewiston Exchange Clubs in February. 

Lt. Asa Smith is stationed at Fort Polk, 
La. Asa has written an article on East 
European accommodation with GATT, 
which will appear shortly in Columbia's 
Dean's Papers. When he wrote in February, 
he expected to be at Fort Polk from four 
to ten months, with subsequent duty in 

Sanders Smith works for the I.B.M. Data 
Processing Division as an airlines represen- 
tative. His address is 2606 Benvenue #205, 
Berkeley, Calif. 94704. 

David Solmitz's new address is the Stock- 
bridge School, R.F.D. West Stockbridge, 
Interlaken, Mass. 01266. 

David Stevenson has been transferred to 
the tax department at Arthur Andersen & 
Co., in Boston. He and Mary Ellen are liv- 
ing at 34 Brookline St., Needham, Mass. 

Ted Strauss has joined the Components 
Division of I.B.M. in Wappingers Falls, 
N.Y. His address is 8 Chelsea Ridge Drive, 
Wappingers Falls. 

Robert Struble graduated from the De- 
fense Language Institute in Monterey re- 
cently, winning the Sun Yat Sen Award for 
his excellence in the Mandarin Chinese 
course. He was leaving immediately for 
Texas via New Orleans, according to a note 
from Richard Van Varick '66 in February. 

Dan Turner is head football coach at 
Fryeburg Academy. In addition, he is as- 
sistant basketball coach and teaches physics 
and mathematics. 

Richie and Marie Van Vliet welcomed a 
son, Victor Yuri, on Dec. 13, 1968. 


Daniel W. Tolpin 

374 Chestnut Hill Avenue 

Brookline, Mass. 02146 

When he wrote in March, David Babson 
expected to be discharged from the Army 
in lune. He was in Vietnam at the time. 

James Bishop's new address is Plaza Gar- 
dens, Apt. 102, 205 Main St., Salem, N.H. 
03079. He is a claims adjuster for Liberty 
Mutual Insurance Co. 

According to a note from Richard Van 
Varick, Mike Bothner is doing graduate 
work in geological oceanography at the 
University of Washington in Seattle, Wash. 

David Brewster's new address is Box 
2777, Yale Station, New Haven, Conn. 
06520. He is a graduate student in history 
at Yale. 

David Ellis wrote in March: "In January 
I returned from 2'/2 years with the Peace 
Corps in Nepal. While there I occasionally 
saw Fred Toll and Ron Rollins. They were 
surveying and teaching in the Himalayas, 
while I was planting rice in the plains." 

Eddie Fitzgerald and Mary Dutcher 
Wells of Cambridge, Mass., married in Feb- 
ruary at the Tufts University Chapel. Mary 
is a graduate of Jackson. Ed took time off 
from his studies to come up to Bowdoin to 
see the hockey team win the Division II 
championship. He's still studying medicine 
at Tufts. 

Roger Hinchliffe is working in the de- 
partment of market research in the Escuela 
de Administracion y Fininzas in Medellin, 
Colombia. "The work is perfect for me and 
living in Colombia is some experience," he 

Arthur Kress wrote in March that he was 
planning to be married in June. In addition, 
he will begin his fourth year at Tufts Uni- 
versity School of Medicine at that time. 

Dick Leger is a management trainee at 
the First National Bank of Boston. His ad- 
dress is 185 Pleasant St., Marblehead, Mass. 

Richard Segal is the consulting psycholo- 
gist for North Country Community Ser- 
vices Inc. in the vicinity of Berlin, N.H. 

Ben Soule returned last July from two 
years in West Cameroon with the Peace 
Corps and is presently a student at Teach- 
ers College, Columbia University. His ad- 
dress in March was 255 Whitten Hall, 1230 
Amsterdam Ave., New York, N.Y. 10027. 

Andrew White has been named assistant 
manager of the Auburn office of the Casco 
Bank and Trust Co. He had been assistant 
manager of the company's Bridgton office. 


Daniel E. Boxer 
Apt. B3G Fairview Manor 
518 Dryden Road 
Ithaca, N. Y. 14850 

Pvt. John Bonneau was graduated Feb. 
20 from the ammunition records course at 
the U.S. Army Missile and Munitions 
School, Redstone Arsenal, Ala. 

Pvt. Edwin Brawn, who was wounded in 
action in Vietnam on Feb. 9, has been 
awarded the Purple Heart. 

Peter and Karen Chapman are teaching 
English in Waderesse in Central Ceylon as 
Peace Corps Volunteers. 

Lt. Mike Harmon wrote in March: "Af- 
ter completing officer's basic and parachute 
school at Fort Benning, Ga., I was assigned 
to the JFK Special Warfare school at Fort 
Bragg, N.C, for six months, "and am cur- 
rently company commander of Headquar- 
ters Co., 123rd Aviation Bn., Americal Di- 
vision, Chu Lai." 

Bertrand Kendall spent ten months in 
East Pakistan as part of a special program 
sponsored by Syracuse University's Max- 
well School and the U.S. government. He 
is a graduate student in public administra- 
tion at Syracuse. 

Cary Mack and Karen Joy Hirshon were 
married in December in Portland. Karen is 
a graduate of Sargent College of Allied 
Health Professions, Boston University, and 
is an occupational therapist in Boston. Cary 
is completing work on his master's degree 
in social work at Boston University. 

Lt. and Mrs. David McNabb of Fort 
Ord, Calif., became the parents of their 
first child, Dennis Paul, on March 8. 

Roger and Barbara Manring left in Feb- 
ruary for Upper Volta, Africa, where they 
will be Peace Corps representatives. 

John Michelmore and Jane Richardson 


of Lexington, Mass., married on March 15. 
Jane is employed by the First National 
Bank of Boston, and John is on active duty 
with the U.S. Naval Reserve. 

Stephen Moskell was commissioned an 
Army second lieutenant upon graduation 
from the Engineer Officer Candidate School 
at Fort Belvoir, Va., on Jan. 31. 

When Lt. (jg) Ed Partridge wrote in 
January, he was a transport navigator on a 
Navy C-118 aircraft flying a Hawaii-West 
Coast-Western Pacific route. 

Rick Perks was at the Defense Language 
Institute on the West Coast until April, ac- 
cording to a note from Richard Van Varick 

Richard Pike has been appointed assis- 
tant director of the Maine Rural Youth 
Corps. He is a candidate for an M.A.T. de- 
gree at the University of Maine. 

PFC Charles Powell's new address is Hq. 
Co., USASA Flo. Station Chitose, Box 175, 
APO San Francisco, Calif. 96281. 

Carl Puglia is expected to return from 
Vietnam in June. 

Lt. (jg) Cary Rea is stationed at Pearl 
Harbor with Fleet Intelligence Center Pa- 
cific. When he wrote in March, he noted 
that Ed Partridge was also stationed in 
Hawaii. Cary expects to be there for the 
next two years. 

James Roy's mother informed us in 
March that he was traveling in the Far East 
for Time magazine. 

Army Lt. Charles Stone and Margaret 
Louise Sargent of Quincy, Mass., married 
on March 29. Margaret is a graduate of 
Centenary College and is a senior at Lesley 
College, Cambridge. Charles returned in 
February from 13 months' duty in Korea 
and is stationed at Fort Devens, Mass. 

Joseph Titlow is an engineer at Standard 
Oil Co. of California, in San Francisco, ac- 
cording to a note from his mother in March. 


Roger W. Raffetto 
8 Sleepy Hollow Road 
Red Bank, N. J. 07701 

Received in March: "Bill and Judy Bot- 
wick proudly announce the birth of their 
son, Jason David." 

When he wrote in February, Robert 
Chandler was stationed at Fort Knox, Ky., 
and was expecting to be discharged from 
active duty in April. 

Robert Corey and Lorraine Y. Labbe of 
Lewiston were married on Nov. 22. Lor- 
raine is a graduate of the University of 
Maine and is presently teaching French in 
the Portland school system. Robert is work- 
ing in Social Service Department at Pine- 
land Hospital in Pownal. 

Jack Deupree wrote in February that he 
was attending the University of Michigan 
and planned to graduate in the spring. His 
address is 305 Beakes St., Ann Arbor, 
Mich. 48104. In June it will be Juniper 
Ledge Farm, Star Route Three, Bath. Me. 

Robert Erikson wrote in March: "Enjoy- 
ing married life in the sunny Southwest 
while pursuing Ph.D. in social psychology 
at the University of Arizona, Tucson." 

Jon Fuller was stationed in Monterey, 
Calif., with the U.S. Navy when he wrote 
in March. 

Gerald Jellison is studying physics at the 
Technische Hochschule Karlsruhe, in Karls- 
ruhe, Germany, under a Fulbright grant. 

Paul Johnson wrote in March: "This 
June I plan to move to Greenville, Me., in 
order to begin work with the Maine Fish 
and Game Department, Uncle Sam will- 

Erie Kelley wrote in March that he was 
attending Brown University and expected 
to graduate in June. He plans to be mar- 


ried in June and to teach at Yarmouth High 
School in September. 

Jim LeBlanc has been named assistant 
physical education director of the Westerly- 
Pawcatuck YMCA in Rhode Island. 

Perry Melzig is completing his first year 
at Tufts University. He is planning to be 
married in June. 

Howard Munday and Karen Anne Kline 
of Wollaston, Mass., married in February. 
In March Howard, who is a second lieuten- 
ant in the Army, completed an organiza- 
tional maintenance officer course at Fort 
Knox, Ky. He and Karen are living in Ger- 
many, where Howard is stationed. 

Alan Neuren wrote in March: "Soon af- 
ter graduation I became an unwilling par- 
ticipant in the Paris riots. I finally returned 
to Georgia in the fall where I helped to 
break racial barriers by becoming the first 
Jewish member of the local chapter of the 
A.K.K. medical fraternity." 

Roger Raffetto is stationed at Fort Jack- 
son, S.C., and in February was considering 
OCS, according to his mother. 

Sam Rettman is teaching German at 
Glenwood High School and attending grad- 
uate courses at Kent State University in 

Jonathan Ross was teaching mathematics 
and coaching swimming at Worcester Acad- 
emy when he wrote in March. The Rosses 
welcome a son, Jonathan Woodman Jr., 
early this year. 

Lloyd Thompson is attending law school 
at Indiana University. He wrote that he had 
heard that Ralph Quinn is engaged. 

John Whipple recently received a letter 
from Bob Drake who is a second lieutenant 
in the Army and stationed at Fort Riley, 
Kan. He's also heard from George Collier 
who recently completed Coast Guard OCS 
and is stationed in Houston, Tex. 

John Williams is planning to enter West- 
minster Seminary in the fall, according to 
a note from his mother in March. 

Douglas Windeler wrote in March that 
he was still attending the Graduate Division 
at San Francisco State College. 


^r\f\ Leonard Hassler, varsity football 
vJU line coach and head baseball coach 
at Phillips Exeter Academy, has been 
named varsity football coach at Chestnut 
Hill Academy, in Philadelphia, Pa. 

yfZ/ Laurence Glynn has been appointed 
\J I acting director of the Division of 
Economic Analysis Research for the Maine 
Employment Security Commission. 


William Saltonstall, former chair- 
man of the Massachusetts Board of 

Education, is program coordinator for the 
country's newest midcareer fellowship, the 
Alfred North Whitehead Fellowship for 
Advanced Study in Education. The pro- 
gram is designed to do for educators what 
Harvard's Nieman Fellowships and M.I.T.'s 
Sloan Fellowships have done for journalists 
and business executives. In its first year it 
has invited eight educators to take a year 
off and spend it at Harvard's Graduate 
School of Education. 

'^\/l George D. Woods, former presi- 
U r dent of the World Bank, became 
chairman of the board of the International 
Executive Service Corps, in December. He 
succeeded David Rockefeller H'58, who re- 
signed due to the burden of other duties. 

'pv / Marguerite Yourcenar has won the 
\J I Prix Femina in France. The high- 
est French literary award was given to her 
for her novel, L'Ouevre cm Noir, which 
was published last year in France. 


President Howell has announced the ap- 
pointment of Albert Abrahamson '26, 
George Lincoln Skolfield Jr. Professor of 
Economics, as dean of the Faculty, effec- 
tive July 1. Professor Abrahamson succeeds 
James A. Storer, who has resigned to be- 
come director of the Economics and Prod- 
ucts Division in the Department of Fisher- 
ies of the United Nations Food and Ag- 
riculture Organization. 

The following promotions, effective July 
1, have been announced by President How- 
ell: Elroy O. LaCasce Jr. '44, to professor 
of physics; William D. Shipman, to profes- 
sor of economics; Thomas B. Cornell, to 
associate professor of art; Herbert R. Cour- 
sen Jr., to associate professor of English; 
Charles A. Grobe Jr., to associate professor 
of mathematics; R. Wells Johnson, to asso- 
ciate professor of mathematics; James D. 
Redwine Jr., to associate professor of Eng- 
lish; Elliott S. Schwartz, to associate pro- 
fessor of music; and Rodney J. Rothlisber- 
ger, to assistant professor of music. 

Richard F. Boyden and David R. Tread- 
well Jr. '64 have been promoted, effective 
July 1, to associate directors of admissions. 

Garry N. Burnell, administrative sergeant 
of ROTC, was promoted to sergeant first 
class in February. 

Professor Thomas B. Cornell's 23 by IVi 
foot oil painting entitled "Dance of Death" 
is the largest work in a traveling art ex- 
hibition, "Young New England Painters." 
The painting deals with what he calls the 
"madness of the last few years," and shows 
male figures engaged in a dance-battle with 
the figures of death. 

Louis O. Coxe, Pierce Professor of Eng- 
lish, has written a critical biography en- 
titled Edwin Arlington Robinson: The Life 
of Poetry. It is the first published volume 
of the "Pegasus American Authors" series. 

John C. Donovan, chairman of the De- 
partment of Government and Legal Studies 
and DeAlva Stanwood Alexander Professor 
of Government, has been named chairman 
of an advisory council which will evaluate 
Maine's vocational educational programs. 

Douglas M. Fox of the Department of 
Government and Legal Studies has been 
awarded a Ph.D. degree by Columbia Uni- 

Instructor in English Robert Friend III 
has resigned effective June 30 to accept a 
position as chairman of the Department of 
English at the Northampton School for 
Girls in Northampton, Mass. 


Alton H. Gustafson, chairman of the De- 
partment of Biology, has been appointed 
to a two-year term as representative of the 
National Association of Biology Teachers 
to the Council of the American Association 
for the Advancement of Science. 

James H. Howard, heating plant en- 
gineer for the College, retired on Feb. 28 
after 3 1 years of service. 

Robert E. Ives '69, president of the se- 
nior class, has been appointed assistant to 
the director of admissions. He succeeds 
Dana R. Wilson '68 who is leaving to enter 
military service. 

Dean of the College Emeritus Nathaniel 
C. Kendrick H'66 represented Bowdoin at 
the inauguration of Billy O. Wireman as 
president of Florida Presbyterian College in 

Daniel Levine, chairman of the History 
Department, has been awarded a Fulbright 
grant to teach in Denmark during the 1 969- 
70 academic year. 

Dana A. Little '46, director of the Pub- 
lic Affairs Research Center, was guest 
speaker at a meeting of the Skowhegan Ro- 
tary Club on March 11. 

Barry L. Lively of the Department of 
Psychology has been awarded a Ph.D. de- 
gree by the University of Michigan. 

A monograph by Burke O. Long, assis- 
tant professor of religion, has been pub- 
lished in Germany. Entitled The Problem 
of Etiological Narrative in the Old Testa- 
ment, it is a revision of his doctoral thesis 
and a book-length supplement to the Ger- 
man periodical Journal for Old Testament 
Scholarship. Professor Long has received a 
Faculty Research Stipend to continue his 
study of prophetic narrative in the Old Tes- 

Daniel K. MacFayden, coach of baseball 
and director of the Bowdoin Arena, has 
been granted an indefinite sick leave. 

Dana W. Mayo has been appointed chair- 
man of the Department of Chemistry. 

Paul L. Nyhus of the Department of 
History has been awarded two research 
grants for a one-month trip to Europe this 
summer. He will visit Germany, Switzer- 
land, and England to conduct research for 
a book on the history of the Franciscan 
Order in South Germany. His research will 
be supported by a Faculty Research Stipend 
from a Ford Foundation Humanities Grant 
to Bowdoin and by a grant from the Amer- 
ican Philosophical Society. 

George H. Quinby '23 of the Department 
of English gave a lecture, "Eugene O'Neill: 
An Evaluation," at Indiana University in 

Mr. and Mrs. Frank F. Sabasteanski's 
son, Frank, Jr. '69, was married on Feb. 2 
to Jill Snyder of Cheshire, Conn. Jill is a 
graduate of Bates College. 

Elliott S. Schwartz of the Department of 
Music will travel and conduct research in 
England and the Netherlands this summer 
with the help of a Faculty Research Stipend 
from a Ford Foundation Humanities Grant 
to the College. In April he was a panelist 
at the convention of the American Society 

The following have also died. Their obitu- 
aries will appear in a future issue. Edson B. 
Buker M'08, William C. Sparks '09, Rodney 
E. Ross '10, Hudson R. Miller MT4, John 
C. Fitzgerald '16, Leon Leighton Jr. '19, 
Edward J. Berman '20, Lisle L. Burns '20, 
Willard G. Wyman '20, Carl E. Roberts 
'25, James B. Donaldson '32, Loren E. Kim- 
ball Jr. '32. 

of University Composers. On May 1 his 
work, Magic Music for Piano, Orchestra, 
and Other Sounds, was performed by the 
Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra as part 
of the third annual Symposium of Con- 
temporary Orchestral Music. 

William R. Shipman, chairman of the 
Department of Economics, is a consultant 
for a study sponsored by the New England 
Regional Commission to determine what 
public and private action can be taken to 
assure the availability of adequate power 
in the New England states. 

James A. Storer, dean of the Faculty and 
Daniel B. Fayerweather Professor of Eco- 
nomics and Sociology, was the guest speak- 
er at the February meeting of the Augusta 
Kiwanis Club. His talk, "Forecast of Eco- 
nomic Conditions of Maine in 1969," was 
the first of the Ernest L. McLean College 

Director of Athletics Daniel K. Stuckey 
has been appointed to the Finance Com- 
mittee of the Eastern College Athletic Con- 

Clifford R. Thompson Jr. of the Depart- 
ment of Romance Languages has been 
awarded a Faculty Research Stipend, which 
he will use to conduct research at Harvard 
this summer on the 19th-century Spanish 
literary critic, Leopoldo Alas. 

Special Collections Librarian Robert L. 
Volz has been elected a vice president of 
the Pejepscot Historical Society and ap- 
pointed chairman of its Archives Commit- 

Sidney J. Watson, coach of hockey, has 
been elected secretary-treasurer of the 
American Hockey Coaches Association. 

Richard V. West, curator of the Museum 
of Art, has been appointed director of the 
Museum. He will continue as curator, but 
will assume his new title on July 1. The 
catalogue which he produced for the Lan- 
guage of the Print exhibition at Bowdoin in 
1968 was recently named one of the ten 
best art catalogues of the year by Look 

Philip S. Wilder '23, adviser to foreign 
students, represented the College at the 
sixth Conference on International Educa- 
tion in Washington, D.C. in February. 

In Memory 

C. Franklin Packard '04 

Cyrus Franklin Packard died on March 12, 
1969, in Dunedin, Fla. Born on April 15, 
1881, in Lewiston, he prepared for college 
at Edward Little High School in Auburn 
and following his graduation from Bowdoin 
joined Avon Mills in Lewiston, later known 
as the Bower Mills, of which he was for 
many years the general agent. He retired in 

A trustee of the Peoples Savings Bank in 
Lewiston from 1907 until 1960, Mr. Pack- 
ard was a past potentate of the Kora Shrine 
Temple and a 32nd Degree Mason. During 
World War II he worked at the Bath Iron 
Works for five years, retiring to South 
Harpswell in 1946. He is survived by his 
wife, Mrs. Louise Devoe Packard, whom he 
married on Nov. 15, 1925, in Lewiston; a 
son, George V. Packard of New York City; 
one grandson; and five great-grandchildren. 
His fraternity was Alpha Delta Phi. 

Karl D. Scates '08 
Karl Desmond Scates, formerly general 

manager of the Parker- Young Paper Co., 
died on Feb. 17, 1969, in Winter Park, Fla. 
Born on May 10, 1887, in Westbrook, he 
prepared for college at Westbrook Seminary 
and following his graduation from Bowdoin 
in 1908 became associated with the Boston 
Woodstock Lumber Co. He was treasurer 
and general manager of the Parker- Young 
Co. from 1929 until 1935 and was also pres- 
ident, treasurer, and a director of various 
subsidiaries of that firm. He retired in 1935 
but during World War II once again became 
active in business as general manager of the 
Waltham Manufacturing Co. from 1942 to 

Mr. Scates was for many years a director 
of the First National Bank in Medford, 
Mass., and a director and vice president of 
the Lawrence (Mass.) Memorial Hospital. 
A member of the West Medford Congrega- 
tional Church, where he was chairman of 
the Prudential Committee, he is survived by 
his wife, Mrs. Margaret Kent Scates, whom 
he married in Lancaster, N.H., on Oct. 11, 
1911; a son, John K. Scates '49 of Purchase, 
N.Y.; a daughter, Mrs. Sally Scates Phelan 
of Germantown, N.Y.; four grandchildren; 
and two great-grandchildren. His fraternity 
was Theta Delta Chi. 

Fred C. Black '11 

Fred Charles Black, president and treasurer 
of the Black and Gay Canning Co., died on 
April 2, 1969, in a Rockland hospital, after 
a long illness. Born on Sept. 21, 1888, in 
Brooklyn, N.Y., he prepared for college at 
Rockland High School and following his 
graduation from Bowdoin in 1911 returned 
to Rockland, where he and George Gay 
formed Black and Gay, a canning firm, a 
few months later. Clams, applesauce, baked 
beans, brown bread, shelled beans, and 
blueberries are the major products packed 
by the firm now. 

Mr. Black was a member of the advisory 
board of the Salvation Army of Rockland 
and also of the Maine National Bank's 
Thomaston branch. A past president of the 
Rockland Kiwanis Club, he was a member 
of the Elks and a number of Masonic 
bodies. At one time he served as treasurer 
of the Rockland, So. Thomaston, and St. 
George Railroad. He was active in the 
Maine Canners' Association and the Knox- 
Lincoln-Waldo Bowdoin Club. Surviving 
are his wife, Mrs. Hazel Perry Black, whom 
he married on Aug. 27, 1912, in Rockland; 
a daughter, Mrs. Catherine Rhodes of 
Woodmont, Conn.; a son, Gerald P. Black 
of Rockland; a brother, Alfred S. Black of 
Portland; five grandchildren; and three 
great-grandchildren. His fraternity was Zeta 

Francis D. Walker M'13 

Capt. Francis David Walker, a retired Navy 
doctor, died on Feb. 23, 1969, in Norfolk, 
Va. Born on Feb. 26, 1886, in Paisley, Scot- 
land, he prepared for college at Waterville 
High School and Leavitt Institute in Turner 
and attended Colby College for two years 
before entering the Maine Medical School, 
from which he received his M.D. degree in 
1913. He practiced in North Vassalboro for 
four years and then entered the Navy Med- 
ical Corps in 1917. He became a lieutenant 
commander in 1931, a commander in 1942, 
and a captain in 1943. He retired in Decem- 
ber 1946 but was recalled to active duty in 
1948 at the U.S. Naval Receiving Station in 
San Diego, Calif. With Mrs. Walker, the 
former Ida Smith of Brunswick, he lived in 
Coronado, Calif., until her death in Decem- 
ber 1963. 


Captain Walker is survived by two sons, 
both Navy captains, Francis D. Walker Jr. 
of Wayland, Mass., and Rupert S. Walker 
of Middletown, R.I.; a daughter, Mrs. Rob- 
ert H. Lemmon of Norfolk, Va.; and nine 
grandchildren. He was a member of Alpha 
Tau Omega Fraternity at Colby. 

Frederick W. Thompson '14 

Frederick William Thompson died on Nov. 
27, 1968, in Augusta. Born on July 3, 1892, 
in Hallowell, he prepared for college at 
Cony High School in Augusta and attended 
the University of Maine for a year after 
being at Bowdoin in 1910-11. During World 
War I he served in the United States Navy 
aboard the USS Florida. For some time 
after the war he was a contractor of con- 
crete work in Detroit, Mich., and then for 
28 years was assistant superintendent of 
buildings for the State of Maine, before his 
retirement in June 1961. 

Mr. Thompson was a member of the 
American Legion, the Masons, and the 
South Parish'Congregational Church in Au- 
gusta. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mar- 
garet C. Thompson, whom he married on 
July 30, 1931, in Portsmouth, N.H.; a 
daughter, Mrs. Margaret T. Homans of 
Bangor; a stepson, Vaughn C. Irvine of 
Fort Wayne, Ind.; a brother, George C. 
Thompson '15 of Belfast; a sister, Mrs. 
Helen Furbish of Augusta; and four grand- 
children. His fraternity was Delta Kappa 

Harold L. Doten '16 

Harold Linwood Doten died on March 3, 
1969, in a Lewiston hospital, following a 
long illness. Born on April 21, 1892, in 
Lewiston, he prepared for college at Lewis- 
ton High School and attended Bowdoin 
from 1912 until 1914. He was for some 
years engaged in the grocery business in 
Lewiston, where he had always lived. Sur- 
viving are his wife, Mrs. Rose Gauthier 
Doten, whom he married on July 4, 1959, 
in Lewiston; a daughter, Mrs. Philip Bent- 
ley of Lewiston; a son, Richard O. Doten of 
Portland; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Roger Rioux 
of Auburn; a stepson, Roger Champagne 
of Hartford, Conn.; and one grandchild. 
His fraternity was Kappa Sigma. 

Urban H. Merrill '16 

Dr. Urban Howe Merrill, a retired physi- 
cian, died on Jan. 31, 1969, in Bangor, fol- 
lowing a long illness. Born on May 1, 1894, 
in Woburn, Mass., he prepared for college 
at Lawrence (Mass.) High School and after 
his graduation from Bowdoin in 1916 en- 
tered Harvard Medical School, where he 
studied for a year before transferring to 
the Maine Medical School at Bowdoin. He 
received his M.D. degree in 1920, did post- 
graduate work at the University of Minne- 
sota in 1920-21 and then at the Mayo Clinic 
for three years, and was granted a master 
of science degree in ophthalmology in 1924. 
Dr. Merrill practiced in Ellensburg, 
Wash., from 1924 until 1927, in Boise, Ida- 
ho, for five years, and in Lawrence, Mass., 
until 1946, when he moved to Etna, where 
he practiced until his retirement in 1960. A 
veteran of Army service in World War I, 
he was a member of the American Legion, 
the Masons, the Penobscot County Medical 
Society, the Maine Medical Association, 
and the American Medical Association, and 
a former member of the staff at Plummer 
Memorial Hospital in Dexter and Sebasti- 
cook Valley Hospital in Pittsfield. He is 

survived by his wife, Mrs. Catherine Carper 
Merrill, whom he married on June 18, 
1928, in Union, Ore., and a step-son. Grant 
Carper of Vancouver, Wash. His fraternity 
was Theta Delta Chi. 

Lafayette F. Dow '17 

Lafayette Francis Dow, a retired educator, 
died on Jan. 23, 1969, at his home in Deer- 
field Beach, Fla. Born on Oct. 27, 1893, in 
the Maine town of West Paris, he prepared 
for college at Paris High School and follow- 
ing his graduation from Bowdoin cum 
laude taught at the Allen Military School 
in West Newton for a year. He served in 
the Army for a year during World War I 
and then did graduate work and taught Ro- 
mance languages at Cornell University from 
1920 until 1922, when he received a master 
of arts degree there. In 1923 he studied both 
at the University of Strasbourg in France 
and at the University of Michigan, where 
he taught Romance languages until 1943. 
From that time until his retirement in 1958 
he was director of the Dow School in Pom- 
pano Beach, Fla. 

For many years Mr. Dow and his wife 
directed a summer camp, Singing Cove 
Camp, which they founded in 1936 in Edge- 
comb, Me. Greatly interested in nature and 
conservation, he had served as a director 
of the Broward County Audubon Society in 
Florida. He was also for some years secre- 
tary of the Modern Language Teachers As- 
sociation of Michigan and secretary-trea- 
surer of the Washtenaw County (Mich.) 
Chapter of the Sons of the American Revo- 
lution. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. 
Eleanor Prosser Dow, whom he married in 
Aurora, N.Y., on June 12, 1925; a daugh- 
ter, Miss Helen Dow of Old Forge, N.Y.; 
a son, Russell L. Dow of Pompano Beach; 
and two grandchildren. His fraternity was 
Chi Psi. 

Clifford R. Foster 17 

Clifford Robertson Foster, for many years 
a building contractor, died on Feb. 15, 
1969, in Pasadena, Calif. Born on July 4, 
1894, in Aberdeen, S.D., he prepared for 
college at Queen Anne High School in 
Seattle, Wash., and following his gradua- 
tion from Bowdoin served in the Army dur- 
ing World War I. In 1919 he went to Cali- 
fornia, where' he was employed by the 
Bankline Lumber Co. until 1924, when he 
joined his brother, Herbert H. Foster '16, 
in the construction business. Their associa- 
tion continued until 1935, when his brother 
moved to Palm Springs, Calif. 

Mr. Foster continued as a building con- 
tractor until about a year before his death, 
operating for the most part in the Pasadena 
area. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Rae- 
faela Hastings Foster, whom he married on 
June 5, 1932, in Santa Ana, Calif.; a sister, 
Mrs. Charles Lewis of Pasadena; and his 
brother. He was a member of Kappa Sigma 

Arno C. Savage '19 

Arno Charles Savage, who for many years 
was engaged in business in Bangor, died on 
March 2, 1969, in that city after a brief 
illness. Born in Bangor on May 14, 1896, 
he prepared for college at the local high 
school and attended Bowdoin from 1915 
until 1917. During World War I he served 
in the Navy for two years. In 1920 he be- 
came treasurer of C. H. Savage Co., a 
wholesale fruit firm in Bangor. He retired 
in 1962. 

Mr. Savage was a charter member of All 
Souls Congregational Church and a mem- 
ber of the Penobscot Valley Country Club, 
the Tarratine Club, and the City Club, all 
of Bangor. He was married to the former 
Gertrude Lowell of Calais, who died in 
1955. Surviving are a daughter, Nancy Sav- 
age of Bangor; two sons, Charles A. Savage 
of Elkton, Md., and Lowell Savage of Erie, 
Pa.; a brother, Paul C. Savage '13 of Brew- 
er; three sisters, Hazel Savage, Doris Sav- 
age, and Mrs. Harry Wiswell, all of South 
Portland; and six grandchildren. His frater- 
nity was Delta Kappa Epsilon. 

Stanley M. Gordon '20 

Stanley Meacham Gordon died at his home 
in Ilion, N.Y., on March 8, 1969. Born in 
Ilion on Jan. 11, 1896, he prepared for col- 
lege at the local high school and at the 
Bobby Wertz Preparatory School in An- 
napolis, Md., and following his graduation 
from Bowdoin cum laude attended New 
York University Law School for a year. 
He was graduated from Columbia Univer- 
sity Law School in 1923 and practiced with 
his brother, Guy W. Gordon, in New York 
City and New Jersey until 1943, when he 
retired because of ill health. 

Mr. Gordon was a member of the United 
Methodist Church in Ilion and Phi Delta 
Phi Law Fraternity. While in New Jersey 
he received a high medal of honor for 
Scoutmasters in that state. During World 
War I he served as a lieutenant in the Army. 
A member of Alpha Delta Phi Fraternity, 
he is survived by a sister, Miss Ruth E. 
Gordon of Ilion, and two brothers, Charles 
C. Gordon of Westfield, N.J., and George 
H. Gordon of Union, S.C. 

George G. Houston '20 

George Goodwin Houston, who for many 
years was engaged in the real estate busi- 
ness in Florida, died on Feb. 2, 1969, in St. 
Petersburg, Fla., following a long illness. 
Born on Dec. 20, 1898, in Sangerville, he 
prepared for college at Guilford High 
School and during World War I served as 
a second lieutenant in the Army, seeing ac- 
tion in France. After his graduation from 
Bowdoin he was associated with the Kins- 
ley Steamship Line in New York before 
moving to Florida. His fraternity was Delta 
Kappa Epsilon. 

Emerson W. Zeitler '20 

Emerson Walter Zeitler, who had been in 
the investment banking business in Maine 
since 1923, died at his home in Brunswick 
on March 21, 1969. Born on Jan. 7, 1897, 
in Weatogue, Conn., he prepared for col- 
lege at Collinsville (Conn.) High School 
and following his graduation from Bowdoin 
was for three years associated with the 
Connecticut General Life Insurance Co. in 
Hartford. In 1923 he entered the invest- 
ment banking business with the National 
City Co. and in 1926 joined the State In- 
vestment Co. of Portland, with which he 
was an associate. He moved to Brunswick 
in 1926 and traveled regularly on business 
along the Maine coast. 

Mr. Zeitler was serving his 37th year as 
an Alumni Fund class agent and his ninth 
year as a representative member of the 
Bowdoin Alumni Council. He was for some 
forty years treasurer of the Lambda Chap- 
ter House Corporation of Zeta Psi Frater- 
nity, was a worker for the Capital Cam- 
paign, and had been president of the Class 
of 1920 since his junior year at Bowdoin. 


For his devotion to the College he received 
the Alumni Service Award at commence- 
ment in June 1964, a Paul Revere Bowl 
from his classmates at 1920's 40th reunion 
in 1960, and a framed citation from the 
Bowdoin Club of Brunswick and Bath on 
May 6, 1964. 

In March 1968 he was named Brunswick 
Citizen of the Year and was honored at the 
annual town meeting. In May 1959 the 
American National Red Cross presented 
to him a certificate marking his many years 
of volunteer service to the Red Cross. He 
was for eight years a National Fund vice 
chairman, was chairman of the Brunswick 
Chapter for nearly 20 years, was a member 
of the National Board of Governors from 
1953 to 1956, and in 1951 was one of the 
featured speakers at the national conven- 

Mr. Zeitler had served on the Governor's 
Advisory Council for Civil Defense and 
Public Safety in Maine ever since it was 
formed in 1954, much of the time as its 
chairman. Since 1965 he had been president 
of the Board of Trustees of the Regional 
Memorial Hospital and also of the Pejep- 
scot Historical Society in Brunswick. He 
had been a member of the Brunswick Town 
Finance Committee, president of the Bruns- 
wick High School PTA, adjutant of the lo- 
cal American Legion Post, and chairman 
of many fund drives and other community 
activities. During World War I he served 
as a second lieutenant in the Army. 

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Sarah 
Wheeler Zeitler, whom he married in Bruns- 
wick on April 19, 1924; a son, Emerson G. 
Zeitler '50 of Marion, Mass.; two daugh- 
ters, Mrs. Marilyn Berg of West Bridge- 
water, Mass., and Mrs. Elizabeth Strang 
of Jericho, Vt.; a sister, Mrs. Florence Tone 
of Hartford, Conn.; a brother, Carl E. Zeit- 
ler of New Hartford, Conn.; and six grand- 
children. His fraternity was Zeta Psi. 

Joseph H. Rousseau Jr. '21 

Col. Joseph Honore Rousseau Jr., a retired 
Army officer, died on March 29, 1969, in 
Miami Shores, Fla. Born on April 5, 1899, 
in Brunswick,, he prepared for college at 
Brunswick High School and attended Bow- 
doin in 1917-18 before entering the United 
States Military Academy at West Point, 
from which he received a B.S. degree in 
1920. He remained in the Army and was 
retired from active duty in 1955. 

Colonel Rousseau is survived by his wife, 
Mrs. Anne Marie Drapeau Rousseau of 
Miami Shores, whom he married on Aug. 
16, 1929, in Washington, D.C. 

Francis R. Ridley '22 

Francis Ruthven Ridley died on Dec. 30, 
1968, in Dunedin, Fla., following a long 
illness. Born on Sept. 19, 1901, in Rich- 
mond, he prepared for college at Gardiner 
High School and following his graduation 
from Bowdoin joined the Bell Telephone 
Co. of Pennsylvania, with which he re- 
mained until 1928, when he became asso- 
ciated with the Bell Telephone Co. of New 
Jersey. He retired some years ago because 
of ill health. 

In 1923-24 Mr. Ridley studied at the 
University of Pennsylvania and from 1933 
until 1937 at Temple University, from 
which he received a bachelor of laws de- 
gree. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Flor- 
ence Morrison Ridley, whom he married in 
Philadelphia on April 20, 1925; a son, 
Francis R. Ridley Jr. of Washington, D.C; 
and a brother, Paul Ridley of Lewiston. His 
fraternity was Delta Upsilon. 

Philip H. Schlosberg '23 

Philip Henry Schlosberg, president and 
treasurer of L. H. Schlosberg Inc., Portland 
furriers, died at a hospital in that city on 
March 25, 1969, after an illness of several 
months. Born on April 21, 1901, in Port- 
land, he prepared for college at Portland 
High School and Phillips Exeter Academy 
and following his freshman year at Bow- 
doin transferred to the Wharton School of 
the University of Pennsylvania, from which 
he received a B.S. degree in 1924. He then 
returned to Portland and joined his father 
in the fur business. 

Mr. Schlosberg served as president of the 
Portland Better Business Bureau in 1956. 
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Ruth Ord- 
way Young Schlosberg, whom he married 
on Oct. 3, 1961, in Yarmouth; and a broth- 
er. Col. R. T Schlosberg '18 of Fort Lau- 
derdale, Fla. His fraternity was Psi Upsilon. 

Theodore L. Fowler '24 

Theodore Lefavour Fowler, who for 35 
years was associated with the Union Cen- 
tral Life Insurance Co., died on Feb. 9, 
1969, in Honolulu, Hawaii, where he was 
visiting his daughter. Born on Jan. 3, 1903, 
in Farmington, he prepared for college at 
the local high school and attended the Uni- 
versity of Maine for one year before en- 
tering Bowdoin. Following his graduation 
in 1924 he was associated with the Maine 
Oil and Heating Co. in Bangor and then 
with the National City Co. of Boston and 
the Chatham-Phoenix Corp., also in Boston. 
From 1932 until his retirement in 1967 he 
was with the Union Central Life Insurance 
Co., serving as manager of its Boston office 
for 25 years. In 1938 he received the Char- 
tered Life Underwriter designation. 

In Bowdoin affairs Mr. Fowler was con- 
vener of the Bowdoin Club of Cincinnati 
in 1943-44, had served as secretary, vice 
president, and president of the Boston Bow- 
doin Club, and had been a member of the 
Alumni Council. He was also Massachusetts 
chairman for the Bowdoin Sesquicentennial 
Fund campaign after World War II. He was 
a member of the Boston Chartered Life 
Underwriters Club, a 32nd Degree Mason 
and a member of many Masonic bodies, a 
life member of the DeMolay Foundation of 
Massachusetts, and a member of the South 
Byfield (Mass.) Parish Church, the Down- 
town Club, and the 76 Club. He is survived 
by his wife, Mrs. Virginia Cosby Fowler, 
whom he married on Dec. 29, 1954, in 
Westfield, Mass.; a daughter, Mrs. Jeanne 
F. Fairfield of Honolulu; a son, Martin H. 
Fowler of San Jose, Calif.; a brother, Eth- 
ridge Fowler of Monrovia, Calif.; and four 
grandchildren. His fraternity was Beta 
Theta Pi. 

Malcolm E. Hardy '24 

Malcolm Elwin Hardy died on April 5, 
1969, in New York City, following an ill- 
ness of nearly a year. Born on March 31, 
1902, in Livermore Falls, he prepared for 
college at Phillips High School and Hebron 
Academy and following his graduation from 
Bowdoin was for a year a teacher and 
coach of track at Milton Academy in 
Massachusetts. After holding the same po- 
sitions at the Lawrenceville School in New 
Jersey in 1925-26, he joined the brokerage 
firm of Henry L. Doherty and Co. in New 
York. In 1927 he went with Paine Webber 
and Co. and then before World War II 
joined the firm of Delafield & Delafield. 
During the war he served for three years 
in the Marine Corps, attaining the rank of 

major. He retired from Delafield & Dela- 
field in the fall of 1968. 

Mr. Hardy studied at New York Uni- 
versity from 1926 to 1928 and was a mem- 
ber of St. Thomas Episcopal Church in 
New York City, the University Club, the 
Sons of the Revolution, and the Society of 
Colonial Wars. He is survived by a sister, 
Mrs. Beatrice H. Yuknis of Somerville, 
Mass.; and a brother, Merton F. Hardy of 
Phillips. His fraternity was Beta Theta Pi. 

Blair C. White '24 

Blair Coburn White died on Feb. 13, 1969, 
in Bangor. Born on Feb. 22, 1902, in the 
Maine town of Danforth, he prepared for 
college at Bangor High School and attended 
Georgetown University for a year before 
entering Bowdoin. After two years here he 
transferred to the University of Maine, 
from which he received a B.A. degree in 
1924. He did graduate work at Harvard 
University, where he earned an M.A. de- 
gree in 1926. For many years he was en- 
gaged in the lumbering business in East 
Holden. His fraternity was Zeta Psi. 

Edmund J. Fanning '26 

Edmund Joseph Fanning, a retired attorney, 
died in Mamaroneck, N.Y., on March 11, 
1969, after a short illness. Born on Jan. 23, 
1904, in Gloucester, Mass., he prepared for 
college at the local high school and follow- 
ing his graduation from Bowdoin entered 
New York University Law School, from 
which he received a J.D. degree in 1930. In 
1949 he received a master of laws degree, 
also from New York University. From 1926 
until 1930 he was an engineering assistant 
with the New York Telephone Co. After 
four years in the claims department of the 
American Mutual Liability Insurance Co., 
he joined the law office of E. C. Sherwood, 
the attorney for the Travelers Insurance 
Co. During World War II he served for 
four years as a lieutenant commander in 
the Navy. He then continued in the Re- 
serve and attained the rank of captain be- 
fore his retirement in 1964. 

A trial attorney and a proctor in ad- 
miralty, Mr. Fanning was associated with 
the firm of Terhune, Gibbons, and Mulvi- 
hi.l and the Travelers Insurance Co. He was 
a member of the New York, Massachusetts, 
and American Bar associations and the 
Catholic Lawyers Guild. Since 1954 he had 
been active in Boy Scout work in the Ma- 
maroneck area. In 1965 he received the St. 
George Award from the Archdiocese of 
New York for his "outstanding service to 
the spirited development of Catholic boys 
through Scouting." Surviving are his wife, 
Mrs. Rose Murphy Fanning, whom he mar- 
ried on June 23, 1945, in Brooklyn, N.Y.; 
two sons, Donald J. Fanning, a student at 
Niagara University, and John J. Fanning, 
a student at Biscayne College; and a sister, 
Mary K. Fanning of Gloucester. He was a 
member of the Holy Name Society of Holy 
Trinity Church and of Kappa Sigma Fra- 

David E. Farrington '27 

David Elbert Farrington died on April 6, 
1969, at his home in Kittery. Born on Feb. 
20, 1904, in Mount Vernon, N.Y., he pre- 
pared for college at Gorham High School 
and Deering High School in Portland and 
attended Bowdoin during 1923-24. He was 
for some years manager of the Chase Hotel 
in Portland and was also associated with 
the Augusta House before becoming a toll 


collector on the Maine Turnpike at Kittery 
in 1957. 

Mr. Farrington was a member of the 
Masons, attended the Kittery Point First 
Congregational Church, and was a member 
of the Rochester, N.H., band. He was at one 
time secretary-treasurer of the Maine Ho- 
tel Greeters Association of America. 

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Florence 
Sheaff Farrington, whom he married on 
Oct. 25, 1926, in Portland; two sons, Dana 
Farrington of Hayward, Calif., and David 
Farrington of Los Angeles, Calif.; three 
daughters, Mrs. Ruth Caswell of Coronado, 
Calif., Mrs. Carol Maxfield of Fremont, 
Calif., and Mrs. Judith Caswell of Carmel 
Valley, Calif.; two sisters, Mrs. Raymond 
Rollins of Bingham and Mrs. Arthur Loth- 
rop of Bridgton; and 13 grandchildren. 

Archie W. Holmes '27 

Archie Wales Holmes, who had been in the 
insurance business in Brunswick for nearly 
30 years, died in a local hospital on April 
22, 1969. Born on May 30, 1903, in Avon, 
Mass.," he prepared for college at Thayer 
Academy in Massachusetts and at West- 
brook Seminary and attended Bowdoin 
from 1923 until 1926, leaving for financial 
reasons. He was for 14 years an inspector 
for the Retail Credit Co. of Atlanta, Ga., in 
Boston, Lowell, Mass., and Providence, 
R.I., before joining his brother, the late 
Alonzo B. Holmes '21, in the Brunswick 
Insurance Agency in 1941. He was also 
secretary and treasurer of the Maine Can- 
ners Mutual Insurance Co. 

During World War II Mr. Holmes was 
one of the organizers of the aircraft warn- 
ing system in Brunswick. He had served as 
secretary of the Merrymeeting Sportsmen's 
Association and as treasurer of the Bruns- 
wick Republican Town Committee. For 
more than 40 years Boy Scouting was his 
favorite hobby and interest. He was a 
scoutmaster for many years, was a mem- 
ber of numerous Scouting committees in 
Brunswick and the surrounding area, and 
was awarded the Thanks Badge by the 
British Boy Scouts. He was also a member 
of the Order of the Arrow and in 1955 re- 
ceived the Silver Beaver Award for out- 
standing service to boyhood. A first aid in- 
structor for the American Red Cross and 
the Boy Scouts for many years, he was a 
member of the First Parish Church in 
Brunswick. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Lu- 
cina Woodbury Holmes, whom he married 
in Brunswick on Aug. 9, 1928; a daughter, 
Mrs. Louis H. Haskell Jr. of Brunswick; a 
son, Richard W. Holmes of Farmington; 
and five grandchildren. His fraternity was 
Delta Upsilon. 

Joseph W. Jackson '27 

Joseph Wallace Jackson died on Feb. 13, 
1969, in Haverhill, Mass., after a long ill- 
ness. Born on Sept. 14, 1904, in Boston, 
he prepared for college at Boston English 
High School and studied for a year at the 
University of New Hampshire before trans- 
ferring to Bowdoin as a sophomore. Follow- 
ing his graduation in 1927 he was a sales- 
man in Massachusetts for ten years before 
joining the General Electric Co. in West 
Lynn, Mass. During World War II he be- 
came associated with the Western Electric 
Co. in Haverhill, where he remained until 
illness forced him to retire in November 

Mr. Jackson was interested in fishing and 
hunting, played polo, and was the origina- 
tor of the "All Outdoors" column in the 
Haverhill Gazette. He was a member of the 

Masons, the Ashler Club, All Saints Epis- 
copal Church in West Newbury, Mass., and 
the Telephone Pioneers of America. He is 
survived by his wife, Mrs. Ann Stratton 
Jackson, whom he married on June 8, 1929, 
in Boston; a daughter, Mrs. Irving D. Baker 
of Maynard, Mass.; a son, John M. Jackson 
II of Haverhill; a sister, Mrs. Jeffrey P. 
Smith of Hollis, N.H.; and four grandchil- 
dren. His fraternity was Zeta Psi. 

Richard C. Payson '27 

Richard Conant Payson died on March 14, 
1969, in Sarasota, Fla., following a long ill- 
ness. Born on April 10, 1905, in Portland, 
he prepared for college at the Portland Day 
School and following his graduation from 
Bowdoin entered Harvard Business School, 
from which he received an M.B.A. degree 
in 1929. He then became involved in the 
beginning of aviation insurance with Sky- 
ways Inc., at the East Boston Airport and 
with John C. Paige Insurance Co. in Bos- 
ton. In 1935 he became vice president of 
the Portland Co., manufacturers of heavy 
equipment, and in 1936 he was also elected 
president of the Chapman Electric Neutral- 
izer Co. 

A member of the Cumberland Club, the 
Portland Yacht Club, and the Portland 
Country Club, Mr. Payson is survived by 
his wife, Mrs. Pattie Brown Payson, whom 
he married in Old Lyme, Conn., on April 
23, 1937; three sons, Richard C. Payson III 
of Boston and Marshall B. Payson and 
James O. Payson, both of Portland; a 
brother, Thomas Payson '32 of Yarmouth; 
two sisters, Mrs. Philip Corson of Ply- 
mouth Meeting, Pa., and Mrs. George Brad- 
ley of Falmouth; and one grandson. His 
fraternity was Delta Kappa Epsilon. 

Edwin W. Tipple '30 

Edwin Wilson Tipple died on Feb. 18, 1969, 
in Hudson, N.Y. Born on Aug. 21, 1907, in 
Ghent, N.Y., he prepared for college at 
Blair Academy in Blairstown, N.J., and at- 
tended Bowdoin from 1926 until 1928. He 
later studied law at New York University 
Law School and for many years was a fruit 
farmer, operating "Crossroad Orchards" in 
Ghent. For the past 12 years he had been 
a semi-invalid, being crippled by rheuma- 
toid arthritis. 

A member of the Dutch Reformed 
Church of West Ghent, Mr. Tipple is sur- 
vived by his wife, Mrs. Gertrude Wilson 
Tipple, whom he married on June 8, 1935, 
in Interlaken, N.Y.; a daughter, Mrs. 
Heather Kafka; a son, Nicolas Tipple; and 
four grandchildren. 

G. Russell Booth '33 

George Russell Booth, a mathematics in- 
structor at Phillips Exeter Academy in New 
Hampshire, died on Feb. 7, 1969, in a Bos- 
ton hospital of pneumonia following sur- 
gery. Born on May 6, 1912, in Narberth, 
Pa., he prepared for college at Danbury 
(Conn.) High School and at Withrow High 
School in Cincinnati, Ohio, and following 
his graduation from Bowdoin summa cum 
laude in 1933 did graduate work at Prince- 
ton University, from which he received a 
master of arts degree in 1935. Appointed 
to the Exeter faculty in that year, he had 
served continuously in the Mathematics De- 
partment since that time. During World 
War II he was a lieutenant commander in 
the Navy, teaching seamanship and gun- 
nery at the Midshipmen's School at Colum- 
bia University and later serving as assis- 

tant gunnery officer on the aircraft carrier 
USS Sangamon (CVE-26) in the Pacific. 

After becoming a civilian again in Jan- 
uary 1946, Mr. Booth did graduate work at 
Columbia. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. 
Mary Hallowell Booth, whom he married 
on June 26, 1937, in Westbrook; a son, 
TM/3 Richard T. Booth, presently attached 
to the USS Fulton (AS-11); a daughter, 
Mrs. Carolyn B. Blaisdell of Exeter, N.H.; 
and a sister, Mrs. Frederick Reese of 
Brooklyn, N.Y. He was a member of Delta 
Sigma and Phi Beta Kappa fraternities. 

Leo C. Christopher '33 

Dr. Leo Charles Christopher, a dentist in 
Weston, Mass., for nearly 20 years, died on 
Jan. 30, 1969, in Boston. Born on May 12, 
1911, in Orleans, Vt., he prepared for col- 
lege at Woodsville (N.H. ) High School and 
at Tilton School in New Hampshire. After 
two years at Bowdoin he entered Tufts Den- 
tal School, from which he received a 
D.M.D. degree in 1935. He practiced den- 
tistry in Woodsville until 1942, when he 
entered the Army, in which he served as a 
captain in the Dental Corps until January 
1946. Since then he had practiced in the 
Boston area and had been a member of the 
Tufts Dental School faculty for 22 years. 

Dr. Christopher was a past president of 
the Tufts Dental School Alumni Associa- 
tion, the West Metropolitan Dental Society, 
and the Charles River Dental Society. He 
was a member of the American Dental As- 
sociation and the Lions Club. He is survived 
by his wife, Mrs. Gertrude Johnson Chris- 
topher, whom he married in 1942 in Bos- 
ton; a son, L. Charles Christopher Jr.; a 
daughter, Lisa Ann Christopher; and his 
father, Charles L. Christopher of Woods- 
ville. His fraternity was Kappa Sigma. 

Seth H. Read '34 

Dr. Seth Holt Read died on March 28, 
1969, in a hospital in Belfast after a brief 
illness. Born on Dec. 6, 1911, in Hines- 
burg, Vt., he prepared for college at 
Presque Isle High School and at Crosby 
High School in Belfast and attended Bow- 
doin for three years before entering Har- 
vard Medical School, from which he re- 
ceived his M.D. degree in 1937. He in- 
terned at the Rhode Island Hospital in 
Providence and was then for 3Vi years a 
resident physician at the State Sanatorium 
in Wallum Lake, R.I. He began his practice 
in Belfast in 1942. 

Dr. Read was a member of the Waldo 
County Medical Society, the Maine Med- 
ical Association, the American Medical As- 
sociation, and the American Association of 
General Practitioners. A member of the 
Masons, he had served as a member of the 
Board of Registration of Medicine in 
Maine. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Doro- 
thy Howard Read, whom he married in 
Lynn, Mass., on June 22, 1935; two sons, 
George H. Read and Dean S. Read, both 
of Belfast; a brother, Paul Read of Bing- 
ham; a sister, Mrs. Dwight Grover of East 
Stoneham; his mother, Mrs. Horatio S. 
Read of Belfast; and two grandchildren. 
His fraternity was Sigma Nu. 

Audley D. Dickson '38 

Dr. Audley Daly Dickson, an optometrist 
in New York City for 30 years, died there 
on Feb. 15, 1969, following a long illness. 
Born in Portland on April 19, 1916, he pre- 
pared for college at Portland High School 
and attended Bowdoin for two years be- 


fore transferring to the Columbia Univer- 
sity School of Optometry, from which he 
received a B.S. degree in optometry in 1938. 
Since that time he had practiced in New 
York City. He also did graduate work at 
Fordham University in 1940-41. 

A veteran of Army service in World War 
II, Dr. Dickson was a member of the New 
York City Optometric Association and the 
New York State Optometric Association. 
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Vinnette 
Newby Dickson, whom he married on Sept. 
25, 1942, in New York City; two brothers, 
Dr. Leon A. Dickson '35 of Detroit, Mich., 
and David W. D. Dickson '41 of Washing- 
ton, D.C.; a sister, Mrs. Lois D. Rice, also 
of Washington; and his parents, Mr. and 
Mrs. David A. Dickson of Portland. 

Charles W. Marr '41 

Charles Winslow Marr died on March 27, 
1969, in Winchester (Mass.) Hospital. Born 
on Aug. 3, 1918, in Maiden, Mass., he pre- 
pared for college at the Boston Latin 
School and joined the General Electric Co. 
in Schenectady, N.Y., in July 1941. In May 
1942 he entered the Army Air Forces, in 
which he served until 1945, with overseas 
duty in Iceland and England. After the war 
he attended Boston College Law School and 
then returned to General Electric, with 
which he worked as an accountant in 
Lynchburg, Va., Philadelphia, and Lynn, 

Mr. Marr is survived by his wife, Mrs. 
Eileen Toohey Marr, whom he married on 
July 23, 1949, in Cambridge, Mass.; four 
daughters, Kathleen, Marybeth, Colleen, 
and Eileen Marr, all of Arlington, Mass.; 
and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond A. 
Marr of Roslindale, Mass. His fraternity 
was Theta Delta Chi. 

William A. Beckler Jr. '43 

William Arthur Beckler Jr., for the past 23 
years the resident director of Longview 
Farm, a division of the New England Home 
for Little Wanderers, died unexpectedly on 
March 16, 1969, at Massachusetts General 
Hospital in Boston. Born in Boston on Oct. 
23, 1919, he prepared for college at Win- 
throp (Mass.) High School and at Bridgton 
Academy in Maine and following his grad- 
uation in January 1943 served in the Army 
for three years, including two years in the 
Pacific with the Signal Corps. After the 
war he studied at the Simmons College 
Graduate School of Social Work and then 
became director of Longview Farm, a resi- 
dential treatment home for emotionally dis- 
turbed boys. 

Mr. Beckler was vice president of the 
Class of 1943 and a trustee of Bridgton 
Academy. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. 
Mary Flynn Beckler, whom he married on 
April 24, 1943, in Everett, Mass.; three 
daughters, Mrs. Gail Buchanan of Wawa, 
Pa.; and Jane A. Beckler and Judith R. 
Beckler, both of Walpole, Mass.; a son, 
William A. Beckler III '71; and his father, 
William A. Beckler of Winthrop, Mass. His 
fraternity was Beta Theta Pi. 

R. Clifford Bourgeois '46 

Raymond Clifford Bourgeois, assistant di- 
rector of the Patent Division of Sterling- 
Winthrop Research Institute in Rensselaer, 
N.Y., died on Jan. 18, 1969, in Albany, 
N.Y., after a long illness. Born on June 17, 
1925, in Lowell, Mass., he prepared for 
college at Lowell High School and left 
Bowdoin in the fall of 1944 to enter the 

Navy, in which he served until 1946. He 
received his A.B. degree in June 1947 and 
in the fall of that year entered Indiana 
University, from which he earned a Ph.D. 
degree in organic chemistry in 1951. He 
then joined the Research Department of 
the Monsanto Chemical Company's Merri- 
mac Division in Everett, Mass. In 1954 he 
became a research chemist with Sterling- 
Winthrop Research Institute and later 
joined the Patent Division, in which he 
served successively as associate patent 
agent, senior patent agent, and assistant 

A trustee of the East Greenbush (N.Y.) 
Library and a former member of the Board 
of Education of the East Greenbush Cen- 
tral School District, Mr. Bourgeois was a 
member of the American Chemical Society 
and Sigma Xi and a communicant of the 
Church of the Holy Spirit. He was presi- 
dent of the Citizens' Alliance in East Green- 
bush in 1959-60 and was a member of its 
Curriculum Liaison Committee for five 
years. Also a member of the Eastern New 
York Patent Law Association, he served as 
vice president and president of the Albany 
Bowdoin Club and was the author of a 
number of technical articles in the field of 
chemistry. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Nor- 
ma Graham Bourgeois, whom he married 
in Lowell on Sept. 3, 1947; two daughters, 
Janet (9) and Martha (5); his parents, Mr. 
and Mrs. Raymond P. Bourgeois of Low- 
ell; and a sister, Mrs. James T. Keefe, Jr., 
also of Lowell. His fraternity was Alpha 
Delta Phi. 

Edmund J. Moore '49 

Edmund Joseph Moore, a retired Social 
Security Administration employee, died on 
Dec. 28, 1968, in Tampa, Fla. Born on 
March 30, 1918, he prepared for college at 
Lewiston High School and was graduated 
from Bates College in 1939. Following ser- 
vice in the Army during World War II, he 
enrolled at Bowdoin as a special student for 
the academic year 1945-46. 

Mr. Moore was associated with the So- 
cial Security Administration for 26 years, 
retiring because of ill health in the spring 
of 1968, at which time he was state rela- 
tions officer in the Disability Division in 
Baltimore, Md. He moved to Tampa in 
December of last year. He was a member 
of the Third Order of Passionist Confrater- 
nity in Farmington, Conn. He is survived 
by his wife, Mrs. Gloria Kilbride Moore, 
whom he married on May 4, 1946, in Win- 
throp, Mass.; seven sons, Michael Moore, 
now in the Army at Fort Meade, Md., and 
William, Thomas, John, James, Timothy, 
and Joseph Moore, all of Tampa; four 
daughters, Maureen (Mrs. Lloyd Tinker) 
of Baltimore and Mary Beth, Peggy, and 
Paula Moore, all of Tampa; his parents, 
Mr. and Mrs. William J. Moore of Lewis- 
ton; a sister Mrs. Mary Myrand of Lewis- 
ton; and two grandsons. His fraternity was 
Psi Upsilon. 

James C. Donan '50 

James Colby Donan died on Jan. 15, 1969, 
in Miami, Fla., following a long illness. 
Born on May 26, 1924, in Montclair, N.J., 
he prepared for college at Montclair High 
School and entered the Army Air Forces in 
1942. After completing flight school he was 
the pilot of a B-24 bomber when it was 
shot down over Rumania during a raid on 
the Ploesti oil fields. He was captured and 
held prisoner for three months until freed 
by Russian forces in September 1944. He 
was awarded the Distinguished Flying 

Cross, the Air Medal, the Purple Heart, 
four battle stars, and a personal commen- 
dation from Major General Nathan Twin- 
ing. After going on inactive duty in August 
1945 he attended DePauw University in 
Indiana and Nichols Junior College in 
Massachusetts before entering Bowdoin in 
the summer of 1947. He was graduated in 
June 1949 and was employed by the Esso 
Standard Oil Co. before returning to active 
duty as a pilot in the Air Force during the 
Korean conflict. 

After becoming a civilian again, Mr. Do- 
nan was associated with the First National 
City Bank in New York and was an assis- 
tant vice president of the Chase Manhat- 
tan Bank in New York before moving in 
1967 to Florida, where he headed his own 
company, the Lighthouse Stereo and Photo 
Center, at Lighthouse Point, near Miami. 
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Madeline 
Martin Donan; two children by a former 
marriage, James P. Donan and Cynthia 
Lee Donan of Fairfield, Conn.; his mother, 
Mrs. James A. Donan of Montclair, N.J.; 
and two brothers, Holland R. Donan of 
Upper Montclair, N.J., and Dr. Anderson 
W. Donan of Grove City, Pa. His fraternity 
was Delta Kappa Epsilon. 

William E. Curran '53 

William Ernest Curran, a member of the 
faculty at Marshwood High School, died 
unexpectedly on Jan. 5, 1969, in Dover, 
N.H. Born on Dec. 1, 1930, in Waltham, 
Mass., he prepared for college at the local 
high school and following his graduation 
from Bowdoin in February 1954 served for 
two years in the Army, attaining the rank 
of first lieutenant. He taught English and 
general science and coached basketball at 
Bristol High School until 1960, when he 
joined the faculty at South Berwick High 
School, where he was assistant principal and 
taught social studies. Since 1966 he had 
been a social studies teacher at Marshwood 
High School. 

Mr. Curran had done graduate work at 
the University of Maine. He is survived by 
his wife, Mrs. Gertrude Carter Curran, 
whom he married on Aug. 23, 1958, in 
Damariscotta Mills; three children, Michael 
Alan ( 7 ) , Mathew James ( 5 ) , and Rebecca 
Maureen (2); two brothers, Peter A. Cur- 
ran '46 of Glen Head, N.Y., and Col. James 
R. Curran of Shaw Air Force Base, N.C.; 
and his mother, Mrs. James W. Curran of 
Waltham, Mass. His fraternity was Delta 

Vernon W. Kelley Jr. '53 

Vernon Walter Kelley Jr. died at his home 
in Burlington, Vt., on March 25, 1969, fol- 
lowing a brief illness. Born on May 9, 1931, 
in Brunswick, he prepared for college at 
the local high school and attended Port- 
land Junior College for a year. He trans- 
ferred to Bowdoin as a sophomore in the 
fall of 1950 and received his B.A. degree 
in June of 1953. He was associated with 
the Maine State Health and Welfare Depart- 
ment in Houlton before joining the faculty 
at Lewiston High School, where he taught 
English. He also taught history at Jordan 
Junior High School in Lewiston and biolo- 
gy, social studies, and language at Casco 
High School before moving to Vermont, 
where he continued to teach. 

Mr. Kelley is survived by his wife, Mrs. 
Pauline Voisine Kelley, whom he married 
on Oct. 20, 1956, in Lewiston; two daugh- 
ters, Mary and Nancy Kelley; two sons, 
Daniel and Michael Kelley; and his mother, 
Mrs. Vernon W. Kelley. 

Postmaster: If undeliverable, please 
send Form 3579 to the Alumni 
Office, Bowdom College, Brunswick, 
Maine 04011. 


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Alumni Council 
President, Lawrence Dana '35; Vice Presi- 
dent, William D. Ireland, Jr. '49; Secretary 
and Treasurer, Glenn K. Richards '60. 
Members-at-Large, 1970: Kenneth W. Sew- 
all '29, Lawrence Dana '35, William S. Bur- 
ton '37, C. Nelson Corey '39; 1971: Arthur 
W. Keylor '42, John F. Magee '47, William 
D. Ireland Jr. '49, Raymond S. Troubh '50; 
1972: Lewis V. Vafiades '42, Campbell 
Cary '46, Paul P. Brountas '54, Albert E. 
Gibbons Jr. '58; 1973: Gordon C. Knight 
'32, Geoffrey R. Stanwood '38, Malcolm E. 
Morrell Jr. '49, Howard H. Dana Jr. '62. 
Faculty Member: Paul V. Hazelton '42. 
Other members are the representatives of 
recognized local alumni clubs and the 
editor of the Bowdoin Alumnus. 

Alumni Fund 
Chairman, L. Robert Porteous Jr. '46; Vice 
Chairman, Albert F. Lilley '54; Secretary, 
Robert M. Cross '45. Directors, 1970: L. 
Robert Porteous Jr. '46; 1971: Albert F. 
Lilley '54; 1972: James M. Fawcett III '58; 
1973: Richard H. Downes '60; 1974: 
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Vol. 43 No. 4 Summer/Fall 1969 

Bowdoin Alumnus 
Editor, Edward Born '57. Associate Editor, 
Robert M. Cross '45. Assistants, Edith E. 
Lyon, Dorothy E. Weeks, Marcia Biram. 

2 Letters 

3 Comment: The Saga of ROTC 

Negotiations for a non-academic-credit contract between Bowdoin and the 
Army were slow in coming, but in the end President Howell managed to get 
revisions in keeping with Student Council and Faculty recommendations. 

4 Black Arts Festival '69 

Bowdoin's fledgling Afro- American Society came of age as a vital cultural force 
when it organized its highly informative and successful arts festival. 

6 Aesthetic Seeds Robert E. Ives 

An art major and 1969 graduate offers an abbreviated guide to black American 
artists of the past and notes on Afro-Am's art exhibition, "Black Portfolio." 

13 Negotiating with the Russians Norman P. Seagrave 

A former State Department officer now a lawyer with Pan American World 
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which was more than 20 years in the making. 

19 Yale Is Yale, and I Must Go Richard W. Moll 

Today's college-age youths may be anti-Establishment, but when it comes to 
selecting a college the name of the game is prestige. 

25 Tidbits 

26 Class News 

41 In Memory 

Bowdoin Alumnus: Published quarterly by Bow- 
doin College, Brunswick, Me. 04011. Second-class 
postage paid at Brunswick, Me. Opinions ex- 
pressed in the Alumnus are those of the authors, 
not of the College. Member of the American 
Alumni Council. 


Keep ROTC 

Sirs: As a Regular Army officer who 
received a commission upon comple- 
tion of the ROTC program at Bow- 
doin in 1954, I was deeply concerned 
to read that the College wants to elim- 
inate academic credit for ROTC. I 
sincerely believe that such a move 
will bring to a conclusion the ROTC 
program at the College. Students will 
find neither time nor sufficient moti- 
vation to take military science courses 
offering no academic credit. 

I am aware that ROTC has been a 
source of concern to many colleges 
and universities, but I had been led 
to believe that those attacks were due 
to the program's role as a source of 
manpower for the 'unpopular' Viet- 
nam war, rather than concern over 
the program's academic content. . . . 

I do not wish to convey the impres- 
sion that I condone the offering of 
substandard courses. However, has 
Bowdoin made any effort to request 
the Department of Defense to im- 
prove its curriculum, or has Bowdoin 
been swept up in the "current spirit" 
of other Eastern colleges in raising 
this issue? 

The officer corps requires the con- 
tinual infusion of young men who 
possess the enthusiasm, intellect, and 
imagination fostered during their 
tenure at the small liberal arts college 
if the Army is to meet its future chal- 
lenges. To deny Bowdoin students an 
opportunity to be part of this corps 
is to deny to the nation one of its 
greatest resources. 

William A. Fickett '54 
Indianapolis, Ind. 

Sirs: So Bowdoin wants to drop all 
academic credit for ROTC. . . . Does 
this mean that the Army does not 
maintain intellectual standards ac- 
ceptable to Bowdoin? Shades of West 
Point, Eisenhower, and MacArthur! 
Or is this a not-so-subtle way of say- 
ing that the ideology of the military 
is not acceptable to the bleeding heart 
do-gooder liberals in the Faculty? 

Edward H. Ellms '20 
Dexter, Me. 

Excellent Report 

Sirs: Taken in the context of the 
excellent report of Mr. Pierce's com- 
mittee, I am in favor [of coeduca- 
tion]. "Bermuda North" was an ex- 
cellent article and I found LeRoy 
Greason's observations agreeable. In 
short, the spring Alumnus was a 
succinct, comprehensive, well drawn 
report and issue. 

E. Jeffrey Gilman '40 
South Portland, Me. 

Sexual Integration 

Sirs: Congratulations on the spring 
issue. I was particularly impressed by 
the inclusion of the excellent report 
on campus environment. Since I am 
on the staff of a college for women 
and once taught at Westbrook, I have 
a particular interest in the discussion 
about coeducation. Last March at the 
annual meeting of the American As- 
sociation of Junior Colleges I met the 
president of a two-year coed college 
in the South who took one look at my 
badge and said, "When are you all 
planning to integrate — sexually ah 

Ernest R. Dalton '47 
Hackettstown, N.J. 

Sirs: The Pierce Report (Spring 
Alumnus) makes many valid points 
but also one especially undesirable 

The in-depth analysis of the eco- 
nomics of fraternity life, together with 
its affect on student social life and 
morale, is excellent. I was dismayed 
in my Bowdoin days at the College's 

allowing students to be responsible for 
the dining arrangements at fraterni- 
ties. I am sure we ate less well for it. 

Similarly, if the material and intel- 
lectual advantages that Bowdoin can 
claim for its size can be made avail- 
able to more students, it is humane to 
increase the College's enrollment to 
the extent that Bowdoin's basic char- 
acter remains unaltered. 

The conclusion I find undesirable 
is that the College should increase in 
size by admitting women undergrad- 
uates. Any increase in enrollment 
should be in the area of male disad- 
vantaged students. After all, students 
and administrators have gone on rec- 
ord as advocating a larger number of 
black students. To them must be 
added more poor students (according 
to the President's Report of 1964-65, 
almost three-fifths of Bowdoin's stu- 
dents come from families whose in- 
comes rank in the top 5 percent of the 

The addition of more poor students 
would be in keeping with previously 
announced concerns of the College, 
and it would be less expensive finan- 
cially than the admission of women 
undergraduates. Adding more poor 
students, of course, may require more 
determination than either the commit- 
tee or those it interviewed feel the 
College can expend. If this is the case, 
then a proposal to admit women that 
comes so soon after the College's ac- 
quiescence in admitting more blacks 
seems like a red herring unworthy of 

Finally, there is a serious flaw in 
the committee's contentions that 
young male students "stand in awe of 
faculty members" and that women 
would help "break the ice" in faculty- 
student contacts. These may be true 
for some of the faculty members of to- 
day's Bowdoin because of disinterest 
or professional pressures, but any 
educator worth his keep can certainly 
spot the shy student, seek him out, 
and "break the ice." 

Philip E. Shakir '56 
West Roxbury, Mass. 

Continued on page 24 


The Saga of ROTC 

At the Opening of College Convoca- 
tion President Howell announced that 
Bowdoin and the Army had finally 
reached a new agreement on ROTC. 

Beginning in 1970-71 no credit will 
be awarded for ROTC courses. During 
the current year only seniors who suc- 
cessfully complete Military Science 
41 will receive academic credit. Pre- 
viously, juniors also received one se- 
mester course toward the 32 needed 
for graduation. Giving a credit to se- 
niors this year, the president said, 
represents the fulfillment of the con- 
tract between them and the College. 

The new agreement was a long time 
in the making. When the president an- 
nounced in February that the Govern- 
ing Boards had authorized him to ne- 
gotiate a contract dropping academic 
credit (which was first recommended 
by the Student Council and then by 
the Faculty), he also expressed the 
hope that negotiations would begin 
immediately and said that he would 
explore the possibility of other col- 
leges' joining the negotiations. The 
united front explorations proved 
fruitless, and "immediately" acquired 
a new meaning. 

Between February and April the 
President's Office claims to have sent 
a letter which the Army claims not to 
have received. On April 25 President 
Howell made public a letter that he 
had written that week. After stating 
that he had not had any response to 
his first letter, he said that he was go- 
ing to recommend to the Boards that 
academic credit be dropped immedi- 
ately, that no members of the Depart- 
ment of Military Science be members 
of the Faculty, and that as far as Bow- 
doin was concerned ROTC was an ex- 
tracurricular activity. 

Within days after the president sent 
the letter. Col. Curtis Livingston of 
the First Army was on the campus to 
begin discussions. After the meeting, 
the College submitted a draft contain- 
ing changes it wished in the contract. 
A second meeting occurred on June 
1 1 with Bowdoin and First Army in 
agreement. The Department of the 
Army approved the revised contract 
in September. 

Under the new agreement, the head 
of the campus detachment holds pro- 
fessorial rank and is known as the di- 
rector of the ROTC Program. His po- 
sition is analogous to that of the direc- 
tor of the Museum of Art, the college 
physician, and others who are mem- 
bers of the Faculty but do not have 
the title of professor. 

The program itself is not considered 
an extracurricular activity. One of the 
federal laws establishing ROTC has 
been interpreted to mean that ROTC 
must be a part of a college's curricu- 
lum even if no academic credit is 
awarded. The program's status most 
closely parallels Masque and Gown's, 
in that it is directly subsidized by the 
College, which will continue to pro- 
vide rent-free space and allocate about 
$4,000 a year to cover office expenses. 
The program director can, as did the 
director of dramatics two years ago, 
submit one or more courses to the 
Faculty for approval for academic 
credit. Such courses would be meas- 
ured by the same standards that apply 
to all new courses submitted to the 

ROTC scholarships will continue 

to be offered by the Army, and stu- 
dents in the program will continue to 
receive pay and allowances. 

Throughout the spring, when there 
was speculation as to when the nego- 
tiations might begin, students and fac- 
ulty members gave President Howell 
benefit of the doubt. ROTC was not 
a burning issue because most of the 
college community believed that the 
president would take care of it. Ef- 
forts by Students for a Democratic 
Society to fan a few fires were unsuc- 

While Harvard and Dartmouth 
were beset with disorders, caused in 
part by the continued presence of 
ROTC, there was an uneasy calm at 
Bowdoin. The lack of a new contract 
with the Army, many thought, could 
provide the issue for a demonstration 
here. Several Bowdoin students 
claimed to have participated in the 
Cambridge affair, and on the day the 
Dartmouth occupation ended, a Bow- 
doin administrator received a tele- 
phone call from a Cambridge book- 
salesman who reported that rumors in 
the Harvard Yard had it that Bow- 
doin was next. 

President Howell called a meeting 
of the Faculty Administrative Com- 
mittee and the Student Judiciary 
Committee, the two groups respon- 
sible for the discipline of Bowdoin stu- 
dents. Afterward, with the unanimous 
concurrence of the members of the 
two committees who were present, 
Bowdoin obtained a court order bar- 
ring the occupation of a college build- 
ing. Those violating the order would 
be in contempt of court and subject to 
its discipline. 

The weekend that the injunction 
was in effect came and went without 
incident, but word leaked out. The 
Orient carried an account of the sup- 
posedly secret meeting on page one. 
A you-don't-trust-students reaction 
erupted in some student and faculty 
circles, but the eruption was brief. 
The majority of both groups was satis- 
fied by President Howell's explana- 
tion (in the form of a prepared state- 

Continued on page 25 

Students formed the Afro-American Society of Bow- 
doin College in the spring and fall of 1968 in the be- 
lief that the main thrust of the organization should be 
cultural. It should help make the black student aware and 
proud of his heritage and it should convey to the white 
community an understanding of that heritage and an ap- 
preciation of the contributions of black men to world 
culture. Secondarily, they saw the need for an organiza- 
tion that would make as easy as possible the black stu- 
dent's transition from an urban, largely black ghetto to a 
small college in a nearly all-white small community. 

In retrospect, Afro- Am is the product of events on a 
college campus alert to the world about it. Its beginnings 
go back to 1964 when a group of students on what was 
then a 99 percent white campus decided to spend the 
spring vacation recruiting black students for Bowdoin. As 
much as their decision was rooted in idealism it was based 
on reality. These students recognized that increasing racial 
tensions placed the future of this nation in jeopardy, and 
they knew that without black students to learn from, they 
would leave Bowdoin ill-equipped to cope with racism or 
social injustice. 

Their idea won widespread acceptance in the Bowdoin 
community. This fall black students at Bowdoin will num- 
ber about 50. While admittedly Bowdoin should do more, 
few white colleges similar to it have been as successful in 
black student recruitment. Cornell, for instance, has a 
black student population of 250 in a total student popula- 
tion of some 14,000. 

The presence of an increasing number of black students 
on the campus has proved beneficial. A college can never 
isolate itself from the social conditions in which it oper- 
ates, and it must, above all, remain true to its academic 
heritage. What black students have done, perhaps more 
than anything else, is to point out to Bowdoin and other 
liberal arts colleges how sadly deficient they have been in 
their scholarly approach to black America. The black 
man has been almost entirely ignored in courses dealing 
with art, history, sociology, psychology, economics, etc.. 
even though in some instances the black man's contribu- 
tions to these disciplines have been important. 

That students — both black and white — first proposed 
courses in black studies, which are now gaining wide- 
spread acceptance among liberal arts colleges, should 
come as no surprise to anyone familiar with the history of 
liberal arts colleges in America. Students were among 

those who first proposed the addition of modern foreign 
languages and American history courses to college cur- 
ricula. They convinced colleges of the desirability of li- 
braries, physical education, and intercollegiate athletics. 

As members of the Committee on Afro-American Stud- 
ies and probably as members of the Committee on Bow- 
doin's Responsibilities to the Disadvantaged (whose stu- 
dent members have yet to be selected ), some of the student 
members of Afro-Am will be in a position to affect the 
future of the College in a profound and, it is hoped, bene- 
ficial way. The first committee has the responsibility of 
developing a major field of concentration in black studies. 
The second is primarily concerned with the recruitment of 
disadvantaged students of all races and with the develop- 
ment of any special programs they might need to help 
make the transition from high school to college as easy as 
possible in light of these students' special needs. 

During its first full year, Afro-Am concentrated its ef- 
forts on the planning and execution of the Black Arts Fes- 
tival, which was in April. The success of the festival was 
but another tribute to the talent and ambition that charac- 
terize many college students today. It also represented the 
emergence of the black student at Bowdoin as a vital cul- 
tural force in the life of the institution. 

LeRoi Jones, the poet-playwright-author, was the key- 
note speaker at the festival, and if his frequent use of cer- 
tain four-letter words offended some (perhaps many) in 
the largely white audience in Pickard Theater, most were 
overwhelmed and delighted by his poetry reading. Jones 
was followed over the next ten days by Stephen Chambers 
and members of the Society of Black Composers in a mu- 
sical program; Professor David Driskell of Fisk Univer- 
sity, who spoke on "Contemporary Afro-American Art"; 
the production of a play by Robert C. Johnson Jr. '71, 
this year's chairman of Afro-Am; a presentation of the 
film Nothing But a Man; and a discussion by artist Ernest 
Crichlow of Harlem and Floyd Barbour '60 of the Uni- 
versity of Massachusetts faculty. 

Throughout the festival an art exhibition, "Black Port- 
folio," organized by Afro-Am, hung in the Moulton Union 
and Senior Center. On the following pages are examples 
of works in the show — many of which suffer because they 
must be reproduced here in black and white. The essay 
and notes which follow were done at the request of Afro- 
Am by a white student and art major, Robert E. Ives '69, 
now a member of the Admissions Office. — E.B. 


festival llfl 

Here is an art that has grown out of 
the gritty seams of life; out of the 
anger of the dispossessed; out of the 
dregs of despair. Here is an art that 
makes you catch your breath at the 
strength of life, its beauty, its love. 
Here is an art that mirrors man's 
hopes, warms his blood, and makes 
his heart sing.* 

*From Images of Dignity: The Draw- 
ings of Charles White by Benjamin 
Horowitz and James Porter. New 
York: Dryden Press, 1967. 


Robert E. Ives 

The first black men illegally brought 
to this country were completely cut 
from their cultural roots in Africa. 
The utter hostility and disdain which 
they received blotted out many beau- 
tiful customs from their African heri- 
tage. The black man fought this in- 
human existence and developed beau- 
ty and art through the few media 
available to him in his wretched state. 
Song, dance, and graceful movement 
became the channels that served not 
only as a means of expression but as 
a way of survival. Not only did he 
survive, he went on to create brilliant 
and significant contributions to the 
arts of this nation. 

In the early 1600s, during the first 
days of slavery, most black artists and 
sculptors were anonymous. They were 
extremely talented in handicrafts, 
such as carving, cabinetmaking, and 
blacksmithing, which had once been 
a part of their African lives. The 
blacks, in fact, excelled in nearly all 
the craft arts, save for painting on 
canvas. Materials for this medium 
were not accessible to them. 

As the African slaves became ad- 
justed to the new climate, society, and 
environment of America, they learned 
to express themselves in painting as 
well. One of the earliest artists of any 
renown was Joshua Johnston (1765- 
1830) who achieved fame in Balti- 
more. (Bowdoin acquired one of his 
paintings, Black Cleric, in 1967.) 

The colonial period had numerous 
painters, many of whom were the pre- 
decessors of folk artists like Edward 
Hicks and Grandma Moses. Their art 
was primitive and naive, but it was 
honest. It imparts a certain good will 
and is free from the affectations found 
in other works of that period. 

Edward Bannister (1828-1901) of 
Providence was perhaps the first black 
artist to achieve any particular recog- 
nition. He had a profound interest in 
marine pictures and landscapes and 
became the founder of the Providence 
Art Club, which is still in existence. 

These early years were ones in 
which it was extremely difficult for 
the black to paint and receive recog- 
nition. Yet black artists worked their 
way through an "apprenticeship" per- 
iod and soon became journeymen in 
the art world. They received no formal 
art education and were for the most 
part self-trained. Edmonia Lewis 
(1845-ca. 1890), a talented sculptor, 
and Robert Duncanson (1817-1872), 
an outstanding landscapist who was 
strongly influenced by Scott and 
Tennyson, were two blacks who rep- 
resented the beginning of the "jour- 
neyman" period. The climax came in 
the last half of the 19th century when 
a young Philadelphian named Henry 
O. Tanner (1859-1937) was recog- 
nized. His great achievements showed 
that the black man was as talented 
and qualified as any other artist in the 
world. Following Reconstruction 
there were young artists such as May 
H.Jackson (1877-1931) who studied 
under Auguste Rodin and was com- 
mended by him on her brilliant sculp- 
ture. William Scott and William Har- 
per were also leaders during this per- 
iod. Many of these artists turned to 
their original African culture. This re- 
surgence of "primitive" yet beautiful 
African forms became the basic mo- 
tifs for many of the newly developing 
styles — cubism, surrealism, and futur- 
ism, to mention three. 

During the 20th century there was 
a decline in black art work until the 

1920s, when an intellectual and artis- 
tic renaissance occurred. One of the 
great examples is Aaron Douglas (b. 
1899). In the tradition of Rivera and 
Orozco, Douglas believed that monu- 
mental and episodic art should be 
grand and inspirational. Consequent- 
ly, he drew large and powerful murals 
with the intention of dramatizing the 
epic struggles and successes of his 

Apart from Douglas there were 
Augusta Savage, Sargent Johnson, 
and Richmond Barthe. All created 
poignant racial scenes based on Afric- 
an scenes and subjects. Their redis- 
covery of African culture offered new 
inspiration and motivation for other 
artists in the 1930s. Hale Woodruff, a 
modern landscapist; James Porter, a 
talented artist and art critic; and 
Charles White, a muralist, have 
achieved prominence in American art. 

The aesthetic seeds of the black 
man were planted deeply in the soil 
when he was enslaved in the 1 7th cen- 
tury. For many years they lay buried 
in the barren ground. Yet the seeds 
slowly began to germinate and, like 
seeds which grow in rocky crags, they 
blossomed forth in spite of the ele- 

Bowdoin was fortunate to have ex- 
hibited on its campus the outstanding 
representation of contemporary Afro- 
American art as part of the Black Arts 
Festival. No words can adequately 
convey the dynamism of the works 
themselves. The poet James Weldon 
Johnson once wrote: "It is axiomatic 
that the artist achieves his best when 
working with the material he knows 
best." In the case of Afro-Am's exhi- 
bition, the words have a self-evident 


Palmer Hay den 

Of all the artists represented in 
the exhibition, the most venerable is 
Palmer Hayden. Often referred to as 
the Great American Primitive, he 
belongs to that tradition of American 
folk art that extends from Edward 
Hicks to Grandma Moses and Horace 
Pippin. Hayden was born in Virginia 
in 1 890. He was educated in the 
public schools until he came to New 
York, where he worked part-time in 
Greenwich Village while studying 
under Victor Perard at Cooper Union. 
In 1925 he studied painting at the 
Boothbay (Me.) Art Colony under 
Asa G. Randall. Later, he continued 
his education in Paris and in Brittany 
under Clivette Lefevre of the Ecole 
des Beaux Arts. During this time he 
painted many Negro subjects (a prac- 
tice quite unusual for black artists of 
the time) from which came Fetiche 
et Fleurs, the first important still life 
of the "Negro Renaissance." Since 
1940 he has concerned himself pri- 
marily with subjects on Negro life in 
the United States. He has done a 
number of paintings dealing with 
Negro folklore, for which he has re- 
ceived numerous prizes. Presently, he 
is engaged in painting scenes which 
suggest "racial cosmopolitanism." 



School Child with Cat 

Oil on Canvas (28"x34") 

Signed, lower right: "Palmer Hayden" 



Yodeling Teamster 

Oil on Canvas (20"x24") 

Signed, lower right: "Palmer Hayden" 

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Norman Lewis 

Norman Lewis was born in 1910 in 
New York City. He studied for two 
years at Columbia but is primarily a 
self-trained artist. His paintings have 
been exhibited throughout the United 
States, Africa, Europe, and South 
America. Two of his works have been 
reproduced in Cedric Dover's book, 
American Negro Art. Lewis's style 
has undergone many changes. His 
paintings have progressed with power- 
ful, sympathetic scenes of life in 
Harlem to representational or abstract 
designs often called poetic hieroglyphs. 
James Porter, in Modern Negro Art, 
has written of Lewis: "He is a com- 
mentator of mordant wit on Harlem 

Ellsworth Ausby 

Ellsworth Ausby is one of the younger 
painters represented in the exhibition. 
Combining vivid colors with dynamic 
forms, his work is inspiring. He was 
born in Portsmouth, Va., in 1942 and 
received his education at Pratt 
Institute and the American Art School. 
He has exhibited his works at Countee 
Cullen Library in Harlem, at Prince- 
ton, the Pan American Building, New 
York University, and Adelphi. 


Valley of the Kings 

Acrylics on Canvas (50"x60") 



Reginald Gammon 

Reginald Gammon was born and 
raised in Philadelphia. He attended 
the Philadelphia Museum College of 
Art and later Stella Elkin's Tyler 
School of Fine Art. Gammon now 
teaches drawing and printmaking at 
the Saturday Academy in New York 
and lives in Harlem. He has exhibited 
his works around the United States 
in several one-man shows. 

Earl Miller 

Following the expressionist (or 
Fauvist) tradition, Earl Miller has 
been called a painter of "vigorous 
abstractions." He was born in Chicago 
in 1930, received his art education 
at the South Side Community Art 
Center and Chicago Art Institute. 
Later, he attended Pratt 
Institute; the Brooklyn Museum of 
Art, where he won a scholarship; the 
Art Students League; and the 
Akademie der Bildene Kunste in 
Munich. He has exhibited his works 
in museums, schools, libraries, and 
numerous art centers in the United 
States, Germany, and Spain. He has 
been an instructor of graphic arts 
at the Waltann School of Creative 
Arts and has taught drawing and 
visual fundamentals at Der Munchene 
Studio in Munich. 

(Unfortunately, Mr. Miller's ab- 
stract painting in the exhibition did 
not lend itself to black-and-white re- 
production. To have attempted to 
reproduce it in a magazine which lacks 
the funds for four-color process 
printing would have done him and 
his art a disservice. — Editor) 






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Acrylics on Canvas (50"x60") 




Betty Blayton 

Betty Blayton was born in 1937 in 
Williamsburg, Va. She attended 
Syracuse University and received a 
B.A. in 1959. Presently, she is a 
member of the Art Students League 
and the Brooklyn Museum School. 
Mrs. Blayton has worked in many 
capacities — as an illustrator, school 
teacher, and recreation leader. She 
was supervisor of the graphic and 
plastics department of Haryou-Act 
(Harlem Youth Opportunity Un- 
limited-Action Council) . She has 
served as executive director of the 
Children's Art Carnival of the 
Museum of Modern Art. She has also 
been secretary of the Board of 
Trustees of the Studio Museum in 
Harlem for many years. Mrs. Blayton 
is an abstract expressionist and has 
created a unique style with vivid use 
of color amid interacting forms. She 
has exhibited her works extensively. 



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Benny Andrews 

Benny Andrews is a New York 
painter who has had his works ex- 
hibited throughout the United States. 
He has done much experimenting with 
style and medium. His painting has 
been rendered in an unusual style 
involving a three-dimensional tech- 
nique with strong evocative ex- 
pressions. Andrews has taught draw- 
ing and painting at the New School for 
Social Research in New York. Re- 
cently, he illustrated an anthology of 
modern poetry entitled / am the 
Darker Brother. 



Lady in a Parade 

Oil on Canvas (14"x 16") 

Signed, lower right: "Benny Andrews' 1 



Ernest Crichlow 

Ernest Crichlow was born in 
New York City in 1914. He 
studied at New York Uni- 
versity and at the Art 
Students League. In the 
1940s he was chairman of 
the Committee of Negro 
Arts. Mr. Crichlow's tem- 
perament has given him a 
concern for children and 
adolescents which is 
poignantly reflected 
in his paintings. 








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By Norman P Seagrave 

On July 15, 1968, a Pan American Boeing 707 and an 
Ilushin 62 jet of the Russian national airline, Aeroflot, 
inaugurated regular air transport services between New 
York and Moscow. In some ways this was an event of only 
minor significance; it represented no technological break- 
through; the capability to mount these services had existed 
for years. Nor was the volume of the service significant; 
Pan American alone will operate a total of 188 frequen- 
cies a week to Europe this summer, of which only two a 
week will serve Russia. 

All the same, there was drama in this small beginning. 
Throughout the lives of many Americans, Russia has been 
the principal antagonist of the United States, and although 
accommodations have been reached in a number of lim- 
ited areas, continual confrontations between the two pow- 
er blocs have served to remind us forcibly of the danger- 
ously high level of hostility which continues to exist. Under 
the circumstances, the very fact that the two governments 
were able to agree upon the establishment of regular air 
transport communications between them is one of the bits 
of which history is made. 

All countries claim sovereignty over the air space above 
their territories, and even countries which maintain the 
friendliest of relations insist on bargaining out the rights 
to operate commercial air services. 

Intergovernmental arrangements authorizing airline ser- 
vices between any two countries are called bilateral air 
transport service agreements. Under these agreements 
traffic rights on specific routes are granted to such airlines 
of the other country as are designated by that country. 
Most countries have only a single national airline, as is 
the case with the Soviet Union. In the United States Pan 
American is the principal international airline, but the 
government sometimes designates one or more of its do- 
mestic airlines to operate along with or — more rarely — 
instead of Pan American on a given foreign route. The 

United States government decision as to choice of airlines 
is made by the Civil Aeronautics Board with the approval 
of the president. 

So far as the route to the Soviet Union is concerned, the 
choice was made long ago. As early as 1945, the Civil 
Aeronautics Board and the president granted to a prede- 
cessor company of Pan American what is called a "certifi- 
cate of public convenience and necessity" to serve Mos- 
cow and Leningrad from New York. This certificate not 
only authorized provision of such service; it required that 
this route be operated as soon as the necessary foreign 
operating rights could be secured. After the certificate was 
issued, it was up to the United States government to nego- 
tiate for the rights through diplomatic channels. 

In the climate of 1945 we confidently expected that an 
agreement would be secured with the Soviet Union and 
service would be started within a relatively brief period of 
time. When I joined the State Department in 1946. some 
thought was still being given to concluding a bilateral air 
transport agreement with Russia at least on a limited basis. 
This project was shelved, however, with the closing of the 
iron curtain. Even the architects of the containment policy, 
however, recognized that this was at best a static and de- 
fensive program which bought time for inevitable and, 
they hoped, ameliorative processes of change to occur. 
They foresaw the eventual need for opening new avenues 
of communication to stimulate these changes. 

As early as the mid-1950s, the Soviet government was 
prepared to consider an exchange of airline services. Ne- 
gotiations might have begun under President Eisenhower 
had it not been for the resurgence of ill feeling which 
marked the last year of his administration. President Ken- 
nedy was also determined to take steps to reduce the ten- 
sions and concluded that it might be worth the risk to 
establish services between the two countries. The spring of 
1961 seemed a propitious time for such a development. 





The bitterness of the U-2 incident had, to some extent, 
worn off. Both governments seemed to be ready for new 
efforts to reduce the intensity of the cold war. 

Pan American was called to Washington to discuss with 
the Department of State and the Civil Aeronautics Board 
plans for airline services. We knew that an air transport 
agreement with Russia would have to differ in some sig- 
nificant respects from the standard form which the United 
States negotiates with most foreign governments and 
which has formed the general pattern for airline agree- 
ments the world over. 

To begin with, the Soviet Union is one of the few gov- 
ernments in the world which is not a member of the Inter- 
national Civil Aviation Organization and hence a great 
many rules, particularly in the technical field, which are 
uniformly accepted in international civil aviation, would 
have to be negotiated separately. Moreover, Aeroflot is 
not a member of the International Air Transport Associa- 
tion, through which the commercial practices of the 
world's airlines are made uniform and through whose traf- 
fic conferences rate agreements are negotiated by airlines, 
subject, in both instances, to approval of governments. 

The most important fact we faced was that Russia does 
not accept the basic United States standard form air trans- 
port agreement, which provides for maximum amount of 
freedom for airline management initiative within the 
framework of broad regulatory provisions. 

Even if Russia were disposed to accept such an agree- 
ment, it could have no real meaning. Real freedom to do 
business in the manner business is conducted in the U.S. 
could not possibly be enjoyed by foreign airlines operating 
under the tightly controlled conditions of the Soviet eco- 
nomic system. Hence, the arrangements for the services 
of the two airlines would require the negotiation of unu- 
sually detailed agreements covering every aspect, both 
commercial and technical, of airline operation. 

This was a big order. The technique adopted was 
known to be generally acceptable to the Soviet Union. The 
governments would lay down the broad framework in a 

Mr. Seagrave is a member of the Class of 1937. 

bilateral agreement. The agreement would describe the 
routes over which the services would be conducted and 
would set certain basic rules designed to assure safety of 
the services. It would also establish the airways to be used 
and the air traffic control and meteorological services to 
be provided by the governments, as well as the rules with 
respect to navigation of aircraft to be observed in the air 
space of the other country, etc. 

However, it would leave to the two airlines to work out, 
subject to subsequent approval by both governments, an 
agreement covering the fixing of rates, the number of fre- 
quencies to be flown, the type of equipment to be used, 
and the commercial practices that would be observed. In 
addition, the two airlines would work out joint arrange- 
ments for provision of fuel, maintenance, and other 
ground services on a reciprocal basis, and joint arrange- 
ments for each to represent or assist the other in sale of 
tickets, promotion, and in a variety of other capacities. 

The preparatory work having been done, we were ready 
to meet the Russians in the summer of 1961. 

A Soviet Union delegation came to Washington, headed 
by General Loginov, the minister of civil aviation and 
head of the Soviet airline, Aeroflot. He had formerly been 
deputy commander of the Soviet Air Force. The American 
delegation was headed by Alexis Johnson, but the actual 
negotiations were headed by James Landis, special repre- 
sentative of President Kennedy. The Aeroflot delegation 
for the airline negotiation was headed by General Danily- 
chev and the Pan American delegation by Vice President 
John Leslie, who was generally responsible for all inter- 
national affairs of the company. I was an adviser to the 
United States delegation in the political negotiations and 
lawyer and negotiator in the airline negotiations. Obvious- 
ly, in both cases the Russian delegates were official repre- 
sentatives of their government since Aeroflot is itself a 
department of the Soviet government. 

Pan American's negotiating team in the airline negotia- 
tions included an observer from the Civil Aeronautics 
Board. Coordination of United States government and 
airline policy was quite complete. 

The Soviet delegations were unusually large, particular- 
ly for a delegation visiting a foreign country. The United 
States normally sends abroad official delegations of fewer 
than ten persons, and I have participated in or conducted 
negotiations with foreign governments and airlines in 
places such as Nigeria, Guinea, Venezuela, and Afghanis- 
tan with as few as two or three colleagues. 

The Soviet delegations to both negotiations included a 
full range of talent. In addition to high level policy person- 
nel, there were experts in the various technical and opera- 
tional functions, specialists in traffic, tariffs, finance, ac- 
counting, and law. 

Intergovernmental negotiations of this character pre- 
serve a considerable degree of formality, particularly at 
the outset, and in this case the eminence of the personnel 
involved, the political overtones of the negotiation itself, 


and the size of the delegations contributed to the solemnity 
of the deliberations. The opening plenary meeting was 
characterized by the usual formal greetings and expres- 
sions of good will. Plenary meetings were frequent during 
the six weeks' course of the negotiations. The bulk of the 
work, however, was done in smaller subcommittees and 
working groups of functional specialists, where drafts 
were exchanged and differences debated. 

It is characteristic of such negotiations that less than 
half the time is devoted to meetings between the respective 
national groups; a considerable amount of time has to be 
reserved for delegation meetings, where new approaches 
and proposed compromises are determined, and substan- 
tial amounts of time are required for translation and re- 
production of documents and the host of administrative 
services which are required. Although there are always a 
few social functions which protocol demands, the work 
programs of the principal participants are such that these 
are kept to the minimum. 

In the Russian negotiations there was little mingling 
among the two nationalities other than in these business 
meetings and formal social functions. This was not solely 
due to the work requirements; language difficulties made 
informal associations relatively more difficult. In any case, 
I believe it tends to be characteristic of Soviet delegations 
that they meet with the opposite numbers primarily in 
groups. They tend to mingle less on an individual basis 
than is true of the more gregarious Americans. 

This is not to say that I found the Russians unusually 
stiff or formal. They were in fact generally friendly and 
without noticeable hostility or coldness. They knew their 
jobs well, were interested in getting the job done, and 
clearly more absorbed in their own work than in matters 
of political significance. 

In 1961 most of us on the United States side were meet- 
ing with Russians in the first real contacts we had since the 
wartime period of uneasy collaboration. Among the most 
important factors were the personalities of the leading 
negotiators on both sides. Clearly, the key person in the 
U.S. government delegation was Mr. Landis, a man of 
great talent. General Loginov, the chairman of the Soviet 
delegation, was also a man of considerable ability. Both 
men were among the frankest and most outspoken nego- 
tiators I have seen. 

It would be wrong to say that they had heated ex- 
changes. The atmosphere was consistently kept well below 
the boiling point. But on a series of problems, particularly 
those involving aspects of security, they minced no words. 
On certain matters other negotiators in subcommittee 
meetings had danced around the main issues with all the 
finesse of expert swordsmen in a duel, never quite coming 
to grips with the central problem and repeatedly making 
the same proposals couched in different language, ap- 
proaching but never reaching agreement because of funda- 
mental differences. 

On a few occasions, the subordinate groups reached 

impasses that might have threatened the success of the 
negotiations. On such occasions Mr. Landis would ac- 
quaint himself thoroughly with the nature of the problem, 
the essential United States objectives, the probable rea- 
sons for the Soviet position, and the limits to which it was 
prudent to go to obtain agreement. Then he would under- 
take the negotiations himself, usually in a plenary meet- 
ing. Speaking in a friendly manner but without any of the 
usual diplomatic niceties, he would briefly identify the 
problem and propose a solution which he believed would 
satisfy the legitimate causes of Russian concern. He dealt 
without malice, but in plain words, with Russian proposals 
and arguments which he felt masked improper objectives. 
The response to this direct treatment was more often than 
not a frank talk on the Russian side. As a result, solutions 
were worked out. Each problem somehow got decided on 
a satisfactory basis. 

The Pan American-Aeroflot negotiations were the same 
story with perhaps two principal differences. So far as the 
technical side was concerned, technicians met with tech- 
nicians; and the international aviation fraternity is one in 
which the need for safety and the consequent need for 
clarity and uniformity tends to promote agreement be- 
tween the most disparate groups. While security consider- 
ations and political problems set limits to the technical 
negotiations, the main thrust of the discussion of technical 
matters was toward a search for accommodation and re- 

Here the Americans had an advantage. Through its 
leadership in the International Civil Association and the 
International Air Transport Association, the United States 
had promoted the development and acceptance through- 
out the free world of standards which were essentially 
American-made. The Russians had to accept what had al- 
ready become an established order in world aviation, if 
they chose to operate in it. 

This fact of life had already resulted in the govern- 
mental negotiations in the acceptance of the use of English 
in the control towers of both countries. In the airline nego- 
tiations, Aeroflot for the most part accepted standard 
ground servicing arrangements which had long been in 
use by Pan Am in its arrangements with other carriers. 

A much more difficult problem was presented by the 
totally different economic organizations of societies in the 
two countries. Here adoption of the American system 
would have been meaningless, for it would simply have 
meant that on many important matters, Aeroflot would 
have had the advantage of the open society of the United 
States, while the same freedom of business in Russia 
would have been impossible, even if the two companies 
had been able to agree on words which appeared to con- 
vey such freedom of action. 

For example, foreign airlines are normally able in the 
United States and conversely United States airlines are 
normally able in most other countries to establish sales 
offices, sell their own tickets, appoint their own agents, 



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contract for their own offices and airport space, arrange 
their own fuel contracts with competitive companies, and 
place advertising in a variety of newspapers, magazines, 
billboards, radio, television, and other media. 

None of these choices was available to Pan American 
in Russia. Home, office, and airport space is leased from 
the government in premises selected by the government. 
All such airlines appoint Aeroflot — itself a government 
department — as their general agent, and the only other 
agency which can sell tickets is Intourist, another agency 
of the Soviet government. This meant that Pan American's 
Soviet competitor on precisely the same route would under 
normal conditions obtain the benefits of a complete mo- 
nopoly in its own country and yet could engage in free 
competition in the U.S. 

Accordingly, the Pan American-Aeroflot agreement 
established a regime of reciprocity in which each airline 
would represent the other as general agent in its own coun- 
try; neither would sell tickets in the other country; leases 
of premises and a host of other arrangements would be 
facilitated by the one for the other. This is not the way 
Pan American likes to do business, but it appeared, given 
the present composition of the two societies, that this was 
the only practical way to achieve an equitable position. 

The Aeroflot representatives had problems of their 
own. Perhaps the most important was that they lacked the 
latitude normally given to U.S. airline negotiators. They 
were, of course, representatives of their government and 
their instructions seemed to be more tightly drawn. On 
many occasions we suggested compromises that appeared 
to meet the objections of the Aeroflot team. On some such 
occasions, however, they insisted fairly rigidly on their 
own text, only to come back a day or two later — presum- 
ably with new instructions — to accept our original text 
without change. 

One of the points of disagreement which we never did 
clear up was in the matter of arbitration. Agreements be- 
tween enterprises in different countries are often very dif- 
ficult to enforce. Moreover, because of language and other 
differences, such agreements often contain passages which 
the parties will interpret differently. For this reason it is 
often desirable to include a provision for arbitration. 

With the long background of arbitration in this country, 
it is relatively easy to develop an arbitration article. Usu- 
ally the article will provide for one arbitrator to be ap- 
pointed by each of the two parties, and the third arbitra- 
tor, who will normally be the chairman, to be selected by 
the two. In the event that the two arbitrators cannot agree 
within a reasonable period of time on a third, then the 
article usually specifies a third country neutral party or 
an international agency to make the designation. 

I proposed such an article only to find that while ar- 
bitration was acceptable, my Aeroflot counterpart insisted 
upon a clause which would provide for arbitration of a 

Translation problems rose higher than the Berlin 
Wall. In one instance Pan American offered to fill 
the jet-fuel tanks on Aeroflot' s planes with 
"lamp oil." In another, Pan Am asked the Soviets 
to "change the passengers underwear." 

dispute in which Pan American was the defendant to be 
handled by such arbitral body within the United States as 
Pan American might designate; and if the defendant was 
Aeroflot, it was to be handled by an arbitration commis- 
sion established by the Soviet government. This seemed to 
me to be wholly unwise if for no other reason than that in 
any dispute likely to arise under the reciprocal arrange- 
ments we were making, both airlines could be "defen- 
dants'' at the same time on opposite sides of the water. 

I gave a broad option to select the body to designate 
the third arbitrator from among a long list of what I con- 
sidered to be impartial agencies. Although I think the 
Aeroflot negotiator was embarrassed to reject them all, he 
insisted on his own solution. Thus we ended up with a 
clause which said that disputes would be handled by nego- 
tiation between the parties. 

Any negotiation with the Russians must take into ac- 
count the enormous problem of translation and interpre- 
tation. Much, even most, of our time was spent not in de- 
bating points of disagreement but in attempting to find out 
clearly what the other side was saying. Few of the Rus- 
sians spoke good English, or if they did, they did not dis- 
close it. The interpreters were good but the language seems 
to resist easy translation. Their interpreters and ours 
sometimes engaged in long discussions as to whether a 
particular statement had been rendered correctly. Obvi- 
ously, under these circumstances, consecutive — and not 
simultaneous — translation was essential. 

The problem of interpretation was made additionally 
difficult by the fact that few of the best Russian or Amer- 
ican bilingual experts available know the jargon of avia- 
tion. Moreover, many of the American interpreters are 
Russians who have lived for many years in this country 
and are familiar neither with Russian aviation terms nor 
with some of the modern idioms used in Russia. "Jet fuel" 
meant nothing to them but they were resourceful enough 
to find out that this was kerosene and they knew the Rus- 
sian equivalent of their day. So it was that in one paper we 
offered to fill Aeroflot's fuel tanks in New York with 
"lamp oil." In another instance, Pan American wrote a 
paper outlining the maintenance services which it desired 
to have performed on its aircraft in Moscow. The paper 
specified very detailed matters including changing the 
cabin linen, such as the cloth protectors on the head rests. 
The following morning we found that "changing the cabin 
linen" had come out in translation as "changing the pas- 
sengers' underwear." 

Both the government and the airline negotiators were 
successful in that after six weeks of the most difficult 
labor, but without major crisis, they reached agreement 
on a text satisfactory to both sides. 

Pan American and Aeroflot signed their agreement on 
August 15, 1961. But this agreement, by its terms, was to 
become effective only after signature of the government 
bilateral. The text of the government agreement had been 
completed and was ready for signature by the end of the 

first week of August. Then on August 13 construction of 
the Berlin Wall began. 

This event shocked the free world and precipitated a 
basic reevaluation of policy in many countries, including 
our own. In that atmosphere it was impossible for the 
United States to sign the agreement as though nothing had 

The heads of the two delegations initialed the agree- 
ment without ceremony and without publicity on August 
22, 1961. All that the initialing signified was that this was 
the text which they would have agreed to had they agreed. 

Although the act of initialing appeared to be a useless 
and somewhat awkward gesture, it did indicate that, de- 
spite the severe tension then existing, it was possible to 
preserve some degree of communication. 

The initialing also had an important practical signifi- 
cance, for five years later, after a great deal more dis- 
agreeable history had been written, the parties finally 
signed an agreement which, except for relatively minor 
changes, was the identical agreement initialed in 1961. 

In the years subsequent to 1961 more problems arose 
in U.S. -Soviet relations, the most notable being the 1962 
Cuba missile crisis. There were also periods of lessened 
tension. During these latter periods, the Russians and per- 
haps the United States as well made cautious informal 
overtures to explore the feasibility of an air agreement. I 
emphasize that the initiative was with the governments. 
The airline position is and always has been that, when the 
United States government determines that the service 
should be provided, it will be ready. 

Negotiations were initiated looking toward a conven- 
tion which would enable the United States to extend the 
protection of its consular services to United States citizens 
in Russia. At the same time a date was set to resume nego- 
tiations for a bilateral air transport agreement. 

At least as far as the United States was concerned, it 
seems likely that the Vietnam war and the threat which it 
posed to United States-Soviet relations — rather than act- 
ing as a deterrent — was an added spur. President Johnson 
wanted to show that we could deal with the Russians in 
some areas while we were shouting at one another in 

What happened then was somewhat in the nature of an 
anticlimax. In a few laborious but apparently undramatic 
sessions, the two government delegations, this time with- 
out any help from me or other nongovernment person- 
nel, hammered out some minor amendments to the 1961 
agreement, and on November 4, 1966, the agreement was 
signed in Washington by Llewellyn Thompson (then act- 
ing deputy undersecretary of state and later — for the sec- 
ond time — ambassador to Russia) and the same General 

Meanwhile Pan American and Aeroflot had agreed to 
update their agreement and had met briefly in Washington 
during the period of government negotiations. Aeroflot re- 
quested Pan American to come to Moscow to complete 



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the agreement. This we did in January of 1967. 

It was my first trip to Russia and thus I had no basis of 
comparison with the way things used to be. Others who 
did remarked on the fact that life seemed less drab and — 
in some indefinable way — happier. We went in the Rus- 
sian winter, which is a real winter by anyone's standards 
— except maybe those who live in Maine. 

Our negotiations in Moscow were again conducted on 
what must be described as a generally cooperative manner, 
and in general the atmosphere was more reasonable than 
many negotiations in which I have participated in other 
parts of the world. We were fortunate this time in having 
a member of the Russian delegation who spoke excellent 
idiomatic English. He also had a good command of the 
vocabulary of aviation. Hence, we wasted far less time in 
understanding what the other side was talking about than 
we did in 1961. 

On the other hand, the fact that we were negotiating in 
Moscow meant that the Soviet officials with whom we 
dealt were available only for limited nonconsecutive per- 
iods. This is a problem anywhere in the world. If an official 
is in town, he cannot escape his regular work, which in the 
case of the Russians I have seen is extremely heavy under 
the best of conditions. Since a flu epidemic had laid a num- 
ber of them low, these were far from the best of condi- 
tions. Under the circumstances we could hardly complain. 
I once waited two weeks in an African country without 
ever seeing an official whom I had traveled from New 
York to meet — at his invitation. 

We found a lack of readily available facilities for con- 
ferences, typing, translation, etc. In almost any major city 
in Africa, Asia, or South America, it is possible to find sec- 
retarial bureaus, translation services, one of our own air- 
line offices, or at least an office of another American busi- 
ness where necessary administrative services can be 
begged, borrowed, or hired. This was not true in Moscow. 
We found it necessary to spot hire American Embassy sec- 
retaries in off hours and the wives of other Embassy per- 
sonnel in what time they could spare from their children, 
households, and — in many cases — regular employment as 
well. They were most helpful. 

In these negotiations, I found that although most of the 
faces across the table were new we were running through 
some of the same discussions we had had in 1961 or in 
the 1966 Washington talks a few months before. 

The Russian arbitration proposal was brought up again, 
and I believe I saved a day of useless negotiation by 
describing the deadlock of 1961. The Russians were very 
serious about this. They are proud of their arbitration 
court and resent an implication that it would not deal 
fairly with both parties. In effect, their philosophic view 
is — we trust you in your country, why don't you trust us 
in your country? Why bring in outsiders? 

It was difficult to explain that honesty and objectivity 

are not necessarily synonymous. I certainly did not wish 
to challenge their obviously sincere faith in the integrity of 
their own institution. 

After ten days of intermittent negotiations, we reached 
agreement. The occasion was formally solemnized with 
liberal administrations of vodka and the Pan American 
delegation returned home. 

We optimistically assumed that service would start by 
May of that year. The government bilateral, however, pro- 
vided that the two governments would set the actual start- 
ing date and, perhaps for this as well as other reasons, ser- 
vice did not commence until almost a year and a half later. 

There have been some problems, but in general the 
operations are going smoothly. Aeroflot has its frustra- 
tions because it finds that, although as required by the 
agreement we have assisted it in locating suitable office 
and apartment space, it has to deal with a variety of sup- 
pliers, plumbers, electricians, decorators, and landlords, 
and has to engage legal talent to deal with various con- 
tracts and leases. 

Pan American on its part has its frustrations in Mos- 
cow, for members of its staff are still inconveniently and 
expensively located in hotels, and office space, telephones, 
and other services are unavailable or inadequate. I do not 
suggest that these problems represent a desire on the part 
of Aeroflot to harass or obstruct. They are the result rath- 
er of the fact that these items are in short supply in the 
growing, crowded city of Moscow. 

These are problems which we are confident will pass. 
For the future a much more important question is the ex- 
tent to which we can compete effectively and fairly with 
each other in the market. Until recently, we had difficulty 
in obtaining adequate advertising space in Russian news- 
papers, although the agreement provides that advertising 
programs will be reciprocally arranged and Aeroflot was 
able to secure advertising space in the United States press 
more promptly. Here again, it should not be assumed that 
this was a willful attempt to obstruct; it is easy to under- 
stand that elements within the Soviet government would 
fail to see why a foreign capitalist venture should be per- 
mitted to proclaim to the Russian people that it is the 
"world's most experienced airline" or that "we make the 
going great." 

I expect that this modest experiment in collaboration 
will continue to have problems. I also expect it to work. 
The feeling in the industry is that the Russians bargain 
stubbornly and hard but that they live up to their com- 
mercial agreements when they make them. Political crises 
may well destroy our work. If they do, it will not affect 
Pan Am's fortunes, for this route is no bonanza. But I 
would hate to see it go — if for no other reason than that I 
happen to believe that this is the kind of contact which 
will help to show that these two systems can coexist. 

We need only the recent events in Czechoslovakia to 
remind us that this is not a foregone conclusion. 


YALE is YALE, and I must Go 

(unless, of course, Harvard accepts me) 


Richard W. Moll 

Even when the long-hairs select a college, the name of the game is prestige 

The dilemma of college admissions is perenially a top 
conversation piece. If it is not one high school senior re- 
vealing to another the inside word on what Ivy U. "likes 
to hear" in the application essay or the interview, it is two 
mothers discussing the same topic with even greater ur- 
gency, the city government in heated controversy with the 
local college officials about admissions standards for the 
home-area citizenry, or a reunion tableful of irritated 
alumni lamenting that alma mater's admissions director 
must be favoring long-hairs since the football team is no 
longer a consistent winner. 

During recent months, a second topic regarding the col- 
lege scene has captured public concern: the campus tur- 
bulence, stemming from the younger generation's distaste 
for the social and educational patterns "forced" upon 

The issues of college admission and campus unrest over- 
lap in many ways, but their relationship is of particular 
interest in revealing a curious inconsistency in the word- 
versus-deed of today's college-going crowd. The anti- 
Establishment generation may storm the ivy-covered ad- 
ministration building once they arrive on campus, but they 




Needless to say, Bowdoin 

annually survives the name 
game, as do other respectable 
bridesmaids to Ivy 

do not have the daring to say "No thank you" when of- 
fered admission to the most Established and prestigious 
colleges, even if they have found college programs else- 
where more suited to their needs and values. Given a 
choice, this generation — like the Silent Generation and 
most others preceding it — will pick Establishment College 
every time. 

"Why Yale?" responded one long-straight-haired, wire- 
rimmed-beglassed, attractive and confident young lady. 
"Easy. I'll make history as one of Eli's charter coeds. God 
knows the place sounds awful. . . . Would you believe they 
still have Junior Proms? Actually, I'm embarrassed that 
I haven't found out more about it. But (a pause and a 
sigh) . . . Yale is Yale, and I must go." 

In September, Yale enrolled a coed who, unlike most 
of the country's youth, could have named her college with 
admission assured. Graduating close to the top of her class 
from one of America's most competitive eastern prepara- 
tory schools, with an exceptional College Board Examina- 
tion record of two perfect scores (well under one percent 
of the students in the entire nation followed suit), she was 
a prize among prizes for admissions directors to win. And 
many tried as the months of her senior year rolled by. She 
claims to have listened carefully to all the suitor's offers 
(progressive academic programs, the colleges' concerns 
for the disadvantaged and righting the wrongs of society, 
close faculty-student relationships, etc.), but she candidly 
(with another pause and a sigh) admits that after all the 
comparisons had been made, and all the letters of admis- 
sion were in hand, the final choice was made on Name. 
Cool and "with it," vocally antitradition in chorus with 
her peers, her college choice was predictably, and ironical- 
ly. Establishment. 

Now, Yale may indeed be the best college for this 
bright, cute young thing, and for many, many others. (To 

Mr. Moll is director of admissions. 

be certain, Old Eli seems very much alive these days.) 
But "Yale is Yale, and I must go" is the rub. Different and 
daring as today's sensitive, thinking, please-let-us-do-our- 
own-thing clan seem to be, their college choices repeat an 
antique pattern. You simply do not turn down Ivy (if you 
can afford it ) for the state university or for any number of 
other fine, competitive private colleges (which are also 
severely prestige-ranked by students, parents, and schools). 
And even within Ivy, there is rank. You don't turn down 
Princeton for Penn, Dartmouth for Brown, Harvard for 
Columbia — in fact, you're daring to turn down Harvard 
for Yale. Although the levels of the hierarchy are but 
shades apart, the traditional Name Game rules with sur- 
prising regularity. 

In this complex whirl of multiple applications, Harvard 
always wins more of the men it admits (upwards from 85 
percent) than any other college around. Yale, as expected, 
is always runner-up (70 percent or higher). Other col- 
leges (including Ivy) are considered to be doing very well 
on "yield" if 55 percent or more of the students they ad- 
mit accept them in turn. Of those students admitted who 
choose to enroll elsewhere, most competitive colleges can 
predict with uncanny accuracy where the "elsewhere" will 
be. Amherst, the Name to beat in the small private college 
league (67+ percent yield) knocks off nearly all its com- 
petitors in overlapping admissions situations, but nonethe- 
less expects a steady 60-70 percent of admitted-not- 
coming students to enroll at only three other colleges: 
Harvard, Yale, or Princeton. On the ladies' side, Rad- 
cliffe (Harvard's sisterly half) sweeps every year, and 
wins most gals admitted: a steady 88 percent in past 
years, but 75 percent this year due to the new novelty of 
Yale-for-girls. Other "Seven Sister" colleges (Barnard, 
Bryn Mawr, Mount Holyoke, Smith, Vassar, and Welles- 
ley) expect each year to lose girls to each other at a rather 
even rate, but almost never count on enrolling a girl ad- 
mitted to Radcliffe. Just outside the prestigious Seven 
Sister league sits Wheaton College of Massachusetts — 
highly thought of, but rarely a winner if one of their ad- 
mittees has also been accepted by a Seven Sister. Of the 
gals Wheaton admits and doesn't get, 40 percent annually 
pick a Sister. 

On the West Coast, the Name Game is the same, and 
Stanford is the Name. Small, progressive Claremont Col- 
lege for Men will win some students away from slightly 
more prestigious Pomona and equally prestigious Occi- 
dental, but considers a boy admitted to Stanford a certain 

As director of admissions at a very alive college which 
is not a front runner in the most elite of pecking orders, I 
am frustrated and perplexed by this young crowd who 
shout tradition down in every arena except my own: ad- 
missions. For the sake of clarification and in an attempt 
to drive the point home, allow me to introduce myself (as 
representative, hopefully, of the large fraternity of admis- 
sions officers), my product (as representative of dozens 


of topflight, progressive colleges across the nation — some 
famous, some not), my clientele (shared by my admis- 
sions colleagues), and their behavior. 

Following four leisurely years of orientation to the ad- 
missions business as a junior member of the Yale College 
staff ("Sell me on yourself, young man — I'm presuppos- 
ing Yale is your choice of choices . . . unless you're apply- 
ing to Harvard"), succeeded by five rather exotic years 
of directing the African Scholarship Program of American 
Universities based at Harvard ("Sell me on yourself, 
young foreigner — I'm presupposing a full-ride scholarship 
to an American college is your choice of choices . . . unless 
you're applying to England"), I find myself now the chief 
salesman of a dynamic little community called Bowdoin 
College in Maine. But suddenly my sales are not as auto- 
matic as those days when my banner carried the pres- 
tigious labels of "Yale" or "U.S.A." 

In coming to Bowdoin two years ago, after having been 
convinced myself of the College's vitality, I thought the 
promotion job would be easy. I saw 18-year-olds becom- 
ing increasingly independent, and seemingly very eager to 
judge products on content rather than on wrappers or 
hand-me-down reputations. And to be honest, the promo- 
tion job has not been difficult. As a result of extensive trav- 
el, and most important, just telling a wide audience of stu- 
dents the honest story of all that is happening on a small 
campus in Maine (the Arctic connotation of that word is 
the biggest barrier to overcome, and we don't help it any 
by calling our teams the Polar Bears), applications have 
increased sharply — 38 percent in the past year alone. 

Along the recruitment trail, I've been impressed by how 
seriously students probe when deciding where to apply to 
college these days. They compare the faculty of College 
X's political science department to that of College Y, they 
ask about the availability of small seminars and indepen- 
dent study, they question the validity of any traditional 
collegiate idiosyncrasy (the social fraternity is a common 
target), and they forever press the admissions officer for 

clues to how "personal" their education at that particular 
college will be. In short, they apply to a group of colleges 
with method and good sense, with independence and ob- 

But when the admissions letters arrive . . . Zap! . . . 
they choose on prestige, and all those X vs. Y arguments 
somehow become lost in the glitter of whatever Name is 
best. The story of Miss Long Hair-800's and Yale is hard- 
ly atypical. 

As a consequence of the Name Game, colleges like my 
own often lose star candidates in the shuffle. Many col- 
leges' Names are up there, but still some distance from the 
glittery summit. However, when one analyzes programs 
and innovations, a surprising number of colleges come 
close to what the new crowd says it wants. 

At Bowdoin — again, typical of a league of colleges 
throughout the nation — we offer a 32-year-old president, 
whose record reveals both Rhodes Scholar and rugby star. 
He communicates, he smiles, admits to mistakes, and his 
door is forever open. Since we have no graduate school, 
the Faculty gives its entire attention to the undergraduate: 
there is one teacher for every nine students, and the heads 
of departments and full professors teach freshmen as well 
as seniors. If there's a course we do not offer, a student 
with a convincing argument can get it into the catalogue. 
(Last year, six freshmen wanted to launch a new "experi- 
mental college" involving both curriculum and residence. 
The Faculty voted to turn a house over to them, with a 
green light to proceed. ) We've negotiated with the Army 
to drop academic credit from ROTC. Our incoming class 
is 10 percent black; we've had a Black Arts Festival; we've 
seen McKissick, Evers, and Gregory on the podium in the 
last months; and have introduced an Afro- American 
Studies major. We pay close attention to the disadvantaged 
in our poor state of Maine by giving them an edge in ad- 
mission and financial aid. Our students in each residence 
hall set their own parietal hours and control campus disci- 
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1 ALE is YALE 


this with a rather idyllic New England oceanside setting, a 
175-year-old history which includes the education of 
Longfellow, Hawthorne, Admirals Peary and MacMillan 
(thus the Polar Bear bit), President Franklin Pierce, and 
the second American Negro to get an American B.A. 
(John B. Russwurm in 1826) ; a physical plant which one 
candidate recently described as "a Hollywood set which 
surely will be struck someday"; and you would seem to 
have a good thing going for any college generation, the 
newest one in particular. 

Following a summer and fall of admissions officers and 
alumni broadcasting the College's attributes, 1800 appli- 
cations arrive for an eventual class of 245. (Our full stu- 
dent body numbers 960.) The admissions staff, with help 
from the Faculty, pour over the folders, and give the nod 
to "a structured class" of the brightest, the most action- 
prone, the most accomplished, the most sensitive, the most 
eager, and the most different from each other. The letters 
are mailed on April 15, and the candidates' responses ar- 
rive back within two weeks. The results? ... (a pause 
and a sigh) : many enthusiastic "yeas," and nearly as many 
"nays," following a familiar pattern. . . . 

From a straight-A student/politician/actor: 

"As indicated on the enclosed card, I shall not be at- 
tending Bowdoin in the fall. Instead I will be at Harvard. 
I feel, however, that after all you and the College have 
done for me, more than a simple card is required. Your 
every assistance while I visted your college, your invitation 
to a second weekend on campus, the letter from a profes- 
sor — all were overwhelming. Nowhere else, at any time, 
did I receive such attention. 

"Unfortunately, despite all you have done for me and 
despite all the obvious attributes of Bowdoin, I cannot 
turn down Harvard. I have made this decision not because 
Harvard is necessarily better or greater than Bowdoin, but 
rather because my life-long dream has been to attend it. 

"Until the letters arrived, reason within argued that a 
small, personal college would perhaps be better for me 
than a large one. But when those fateful envelopes were 
opened, emotion took control and I found myself unable 
to reject my desire of so long. 

"Sadly, I say goodbye." 

From a romantic young strategist in Iowa: 

"Any future correspondence that you send my way will 
have to be addressed 'Cloud Nine,' for I will be floating 
giddily in the clear midwestern skies for several days. To 
have the honor of being accepted at Bowdoin is a wonder- 
ful surprise. 

"Although Bowdoin is clearly one of my first choices, I 
would like to defer my decision for a few days until the 
answers from the rest of the schools to which I have ap- 
plied arrive. . . ." 

(He was rejected by Princeton and promptly sent his 
acceptance card to us.) 

From a bright family follower in Massachusetts: 

"During the last two weeks a most difficult decision was 
forced upon me, when I was accepted by both Bowdoin 
and Swarthmore. My choice between the two was Swarth- 
more, for a reason less practical than sentimental. I will 
be the fifth generation on my father's side to have gone to 
that school. We can count at least fifty alumni related to 
our family. So, Swarthmore is my decision and I hope I 
have made the correct one. 

"Perhaps it is not in my place as a regretting candidate 
to make a judgment on Bowdoin, but I would sincerely 
like to say that of the four colleges to which I applied, 
none impressed me as much as yours. 

"Well, all I can do now is thank you for the time and 
effort you gave in my behalf." 

And finally, excerpts from a six-page clearing-of-one's 

"I will not be attending Bowdoin next fall. I will attend 

"Sir, I visited ten campuses and took more interviews 


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than anyone else in the class, and Bowdoin was the friend- 
liest campus I went to. For a long time Bowdoin was my 
first choice because I was tired of everyone talking about 
the 'awareness' of city colleges. I became very disen- 
chanted with Harvard and Yale (the city colleges I ap- 
plied to). I was ready to go to a peaceful, friendly college, 
a college which stressed the awareness of the country — 
which I think is just as important as awareness of the city. 
And by calling Bowdoin a peaceful, friendly college, I am 
in no way demeaning it. It is one of the few peaceful places 
left (and yet progressive!), and I don't think (as I did at 
one time) that it is a moral cop-out to grant yourself four 
years of peace in the country instead of throwing yourself 
into the problems of the cities, society's problems, full 

"But I'm going to Amherst. I could have constructed 
just as good reasons for going to Bowdoin, but I didn't. I 
tried to be objective, but subjectivity always controlled 
the picture. Now I have made my decision, and now I 
must become enthusiastic about the college I have chosen. 
I characteristically look back on decisions with regret, but 
I cannot do that with this decision. I will have to live with 
it for years. 

"So, I thank you and Bowdoin very much. I hope you 
can understand my decision, and realize that I did think a 
long, long time before reaching it. I am very tired of ex- 
plaining it now, but you, if anyone, deserve to know." 

Needless to say, Bowdoin annually survives the conse- 
quences of the Name Game, as do Hamilton, Kenyon, 
Duke, Lawrence, Claremont, Vanderbilt, Occidental, and 
many other respectable bridesmaids to Ivy (which in the 
catholic sense includes MIT, Stanford, Amherst, Cal Tech, 
and a few select others). We all assemble, year after year, 
"the best class ever," despite our losses to colleges higher 
on the pecking order. And how many candidates accept 
us as the best Name among their college possibilities, rath- 
er than for our programs, our innovations, and our rele- 
vance to their needs? Far too many. 

Someone is surely saying that the parents, not the stu- 
dents, are responsible for this Prestige Pursuit in college 
admissions. To some degree this is true, but not as much, I 
think, as popularly supposed. As parents of teenagers re- 
lease more and more control over their sons' and daugh- 
ters' behavior and decisions, so it is with the final college 
choice. And the price of college today is too dear for a 
parent to see his offspring matriculate at a place which is 
not the student's choice, with the strong possibility of a 
chip-on-the-shoulder poor performance. True, parents are 
often guilty, with the students, of hoping for the best 
Name for Name's sake, but they are not controlling the 
choice of college as much as in years past. 

If the situation changes, it will probably be the secon- 
dary school guidance personnel who are most instrumen- 
tal. Although a school naturally likes to say that its stu- 
dents are admitted to the most prestigious colleges, the 
guidance counselors are now fully aware that quality 
higher education is hardly limited to the select few institu- 
tions once in control. State monies can build impressive 
educational programs: the New York and California 
mushrooming systems of colleges and universities are 
leading examples. And many private colleges, large and 
small, have quietly been developing programs which rival, 
if not surpass, the offerings of the institutions who have 
monopolized the reputation of "the best" for so long. But 
the high school guidance people are as frustrated as the 
admissions officers with the deafness of students and par- 

To some degree, we are being conned by the younger 
generation. As many of the country's most prestigious 
colleges boil over as a result of their students' demands, 
one could legitimately ask each anti-Establishmentarian 
why he didn't pick a college where his particular need or 
demand could be answered without riot — instead, by a 
program or opportunity or attitude already in existence. 

More often than not, the answer would honestly have 
to be ". . . Yale is Yale, and I must go." 





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More on Coeds 

Sirs: Congratulations on the most 
interesting Bowdoin Alumnus yet 
[Spring 1969]. 

As an alumnus who has been work- 
ing ever since graduation in coeduca- 
tional boarding schools, I naturally 
have very strong feelings about the ad- 
mission of women undergraduates. 
Don't go halfway. You can't jump in 
the water and stay dry at the same 
time. Coordinate colleges would never 
be right even if at first you might think 
you could raise more money that way. 
My experience persuades me that the 
more students of both sexes are 
thrown together in all kinds of natural 
situations the better. I am sure that 
already at Kirkland-Hamilton there 
are objections to the separate but 
equal philosophy. 

Over the years I have advised hun- 
dreds of students about colleges. I was 
always sorry that I could not persuade 
more of them to choose places like 
Bowdoin and Princeton. Plenty of 
them went to Harvard, Swarthmore, 
Antioch, Carleton, Pomona, and oth- 
er coed institutions. 

John S. Holden '35 
Cambridge, Mass. 

Against Quotas 

Sirs: I was very much interested 
and very enthusiastic about Dean 
Greason's article ("Students and So- 
ciety: Protest and Reaction." Spring 
1969). For the most part I agreed 
with his observations. 

However, when it came to his state- 
ment, ". . . If justice is to be done, the 
percentage of black college students 

ought to equal the percentage of 
blacks within the nation, as a measur- 
able start," I feel that if he is going to 
take this point of view, he is falling far 
short of his goal. Surely if it is right to 
set up a quota for Negro Americans, 
it must be equally important to set up 
quotas for Indians (we have quite a 
few in our state) and all other racial 
minority groups. It seems equally nec- 
essary to consider religious groups. 

Actually, such a stand would sim- 
plify the entire process. Every appli- 
cant's records could be fed into a 
computer and he could then be ad- 
mitted on the basis of his quota. There 
would be no necessity to examine his 
scholastic record at all. The resulting 
freshman class would be "well 
rounded" and no one could claim any 

In my day at Bowdoin I was under 
the impression that applicants were 
admitted on the basis of their ability 
without regard to race or creed. It 
seemed then to be the democratic 
process. I am sorry to see Bowdoin 
succumb to the "quota" system. 

William Hunter Perry Jr. '33 
North Edgecomb, Me. 

Tribute to Ed 

Sirs: I was saddened to learn of the 
death of Edward J. Berman '20. 

When I was president of Alpha 
Rho Upsilon in 1948, the fraternity 
decided to buy its first house. We 
were ignorant of the process of ac- 
quiring real estate or of incorporating 
the then newest social group at Bow- 
doin. I got in touch with Ed who then 
began what would amount to a pater- 
nal regard for ARU. He incorporated 

the fraternity, negotiated the purchase 
of the first house, and, I believe, per- 
formed a similar service when ARU 
moved to 238 Maine St. 

In 1949 the fraternity showed its 
gratitude by electing him its first hon- 
orary member. This was the least we 
could do because he always refused 
to accept fees. 

He was a very gracious, kind, and 
understanding gentleman whose ser- 
vices to ARU should be listed with 
his other humanitarian contributions. 
Sherman D. Spector '50 
Latham, N.Y. 

f For Mr. Ber man's obituary, see 
"In Memory," this issue. — Ed. 

Thoroughbred Prexy 

Sirs: No president of Bowdoin has 
had a longer Bowdoin lineage than 
Roger Howell Jr. '58, and it is doubt- 
ful that any future president will 
match him. 

His Bowdoin roots go back to his 
great-great grandfather, John Bundy 
Brown, a successful merchant in Port- 
land who established scholarships and 
was a trustee from 1870 to 1881. 

Listed on the alumni roll are three 
of John's sons, two of his grandsons 
(including myself), one great-grand- 
son, and three great-great grandsons, 
President Howell, Philip G. Clifford 
II '60, and Howard H. Dana Jr. '62. 

John's daughter, Ellen, was Presi- 
dent Howell's great-grandmother and 
my mother. My brother, Nathan, was 
President Howell's grandfather. 

Philip G. Clifford '03 



continued from page 3 

ment read at a faculty meeting and 
subsequently published in the Orient) 
that to have announced the injunction 
would have been to give it the force of 
law when, as events turned out, it was 
not necessary. Most agreed with the 
president's intention of strongly re- 
sisting any take over of the College by 
its own or (more likely) other stu- 
dents. Some thought, however, that he 
should have directly approached 
members of SDS and others on the 
campus who might be involved in a 

The injunction and disorders on 
other campuses tempered any desire 
for a student demonstration at the an- 
nual ROTC review in May. During 
the 45-minute ceremony, which was 
in the Arena because of inclement 
weather, about a dozen students reg- 


Lest there are still readers who think 
that the photograph accompanying 
Dean Greason's article in the spring 
issue was of the dean fresh from a 
year's leave in London, the editor goes 
on record as saying it was not, that it 
was intended to symbolize the type of 
student who gets adults upset. And it 

Among the reactions to the article 
were: a) If the dean looks like that 
he should be fired, and b) some 
words should never appear in Bow- 
doin publications. . . . 

We were, incidentally, pleased to 
have permission to reprint Dean 
Greason's article, which first appeared 
in The North American Review. As 
any Bowdoin alumnus who ever took 
Herbie Brown's American lit course 
knows, the NAR is a literary journal 
with a distinguished history. 

Under the editorship of Rob Wil- 
son '52, the NAR is a first-rate jour- 
nal. The dean's article was one of sev- 
eral on that most controversial of all 
subjects, the student. 

For those who enjoy writing at its 
best, we highly recommend NAR. A 
subscription, at $6 a year, may be ob- 

istered their dissent, principally by 
sitting down while the National An- 
them was played. 

The feeling among college admin- 
istrators, if not among Army officers, 
was that the review went off without 
incident. Some could recall a greater 
amount of disruption when civilian 
students showed up at past reviews to 
make good-natured fun of their 
ROTC buddies. Still others recalled 
the picketing of the 1961 review. 

As the College collectively breathed 
a sigh of relief, some began to worry 
about a demonstration at the commis- 
sioning exercises in June. None oc- 
curred as some 300 gathered to hear 
the principal speaker, Army Captain 
Hubert S. Shaw Jr. '64, urge reten- 
tion of ROTC. 

In spite of the lack of a confronta- 

tion last spring, there is a good possi- 
bility that efforts will be made during 
the 1969-70 academic year to elimi- 
nate ROTC completely. Over the sum- 
mer a student wrote to the president 
that a petition had been circulated (he 
did not say by whom) late in the 
spring. It called for the elimination of 
ROTC and allegedly contained the 
names of 150 students. He thought 
others would be circulating the peti- 
tion this fall. 

Should a significant number of stu- 
dents and faculty members sign any 
such petition — a likely probability in 
light of the way the Vietnam war is 
going — President Howell, the Stu- 
dent-Faculty Committee on Military 
Affairs, and the Governing Boards 
may be back at the same old stand by 
next spring. — E.B. 

tained by writing The North American 
Review, University of Northern Iowa, 
Cedar Falls, Iowa 50613. Tell 'em 
the Alumnus sent you. 

Shortly after the brief sketch on 
Maine's Indians was written for the 
spring issue, Passamaquoddy Gover- 
nor John Stevens led his people in 
demonstration again. Prescription 
medicines had been completely elim- 
inated and milk supplies cut out for all 
but infants in an economy move by the 
state (which finished the fiscal year 
with a $3 million surplus). The Pas- 
samaquoddies decided to raise the 
funds necessary to purchase these 
items by collecting a $1 toll from all 
vehicles passing through Indian 
Township on U.S. Route 1. The In- 
dians conducted themselves with dig- 
nity and restraint, collected about $25 
before the acting Indian affairs com- 
missioner decided to meet the Indians' 
requests within 24 hours and to dis- 
cuss with them their other needs. It 
should be noted, in this day when 
police are the subject of much contro- 
versy, that the state troopers on the 
scene matched the Indians in restraint. 

One arrest for disorderly conduct was 
made. No Indians were roughly 

The Passamaquoddies decided to 
collect tolls because no legal deter- 
mination has ever been made as to 
who owns Route 1 through the town- 

A :k A 

Bill Angus '19 has kindly passed 
along an editorial from his hometown 
newspaper, the Kingston (Ont.) 
Whig-Standard. Entitled "One Man's 
Legacy," it praised the late Percival P. 
Baxter '98 for his gift of Baxter State 
Park to the people of Maine and 
quoted the New York Times which 
had earlier commented, "he left some- 
thing far more precious than gold — 
200,000 acres of unspoiled wilderness 
crowned by Maine's tallest peak, Mt. 

While acknowledging that few Ca- 
nadians could buy a mountain, as did 
Governor Baxter, the Whig-Standard 
thought all could emulate him in de- 
voting time and effort to the cause of 
conservation. — E.B. 


Class News 


Admiral MacMillan received congratula- 
tions from many quarters on April 6, the 
60th anniversary of Admiral Peary's dis- 
covery of the North Pole. President Nixon 
said, "I want you to know you have my 
personal respect for the intrepid feat that 
earned you the world's esteem." The Apollo 
11 astronauts said, "We can draw courage 
and inspiration from the example you set 
so many years before we were born." Mes- 
sages were also sent from Massachusetts 
Governor Francis W. Sargent and Navy 
Secretary John H. Chafee. President How- 
ell sent a wire to him and to Mrs. William 
W. Kuhne H '49, Admiral Peary's daugh- 
ter. The anniversary took place one day 
after a British team of four men became 
the second to conquer the Pole by dog 


Phil Clifford was the only member of the 
Class to register at commencement. 

In June, Dr. Joseph R. Ridlon of Gorham 
was one of six Bowdoin Medical School 
graduates to receive an honorary pin from 
the Maine Medical Association at its an- 
nual dinner in Rockland. The pin was for 
55 years of membership. 


Archibald T. Shorey 
Nelson House 
19 Hackett Boulevard 
Albany, N. Y 12208 

Charles Donnell and Cope Philoon regis- 
tered at commencement. 

Dr. James A. Williams of Lewiston re- 
ceived an honorary pin for 55 years of 
membership from the Maine Medical Asso- 
ciation at a dinner held in Rockland in 


Fred E. Smith 
9 Oak Avenue 
Norway 04268 

Currier Holman was the only member of 
1906 to register at commencement. 



John W. Leydon 

Apt. L-2 

922 Montgomery Avenue 

Bryn Mawr, Pa. 19010 

Allen, Leydon, Mincher, and Winchell 
registered at commencement. 

Professor Wilbert Snow received a doctor 
of humane letters degree from the Univer- 
sity of Maine at its Orono commencement 
on June 6. Dr. Snow also holds degrees 
from Columbia, Wesleyan, and Marietta. 
The well-known poet taught at Wesleyan 
from 1921 until his retirement. In May, he 
made two appearances in Houlton, first a 
reading of his poetry and later, a speech on 
"American Poetry Since 1912." These were 
made possible by William Benton, chair- 
man of Encyclopaedia Britannica, who 
made possible two previous visits by Dr. 
Snow to Ricker College, where he was poet- 


Sturgis E. Leavitt 

Box 1169 

Chapel Hill, N. C. 27514 

The only member of the Class to register 
was Colin Campbell. 


Jasper J. Stahl 
Waldoboro 04572 

Stahl, Stanley, and Stone registered at 


E. Curtis Matthews 
c o Mrs. Louise Smith 
180 Cow Hill Road 
Mystic, Conn. 06355 

Crosby, Evans, Hale, Newman, Webster, 
and Wing registered at commencement. 

Your class secretary is glad to announce 
that he is out of the hospital and has a part- 
time nurse. His classmates' concern and loy- 
al friendship are most appreciated. 

William Newman has resigned as chair- 
man of the board of Eastern Trust and 
Banking Co., effective May 1. In retirement, 
he has become an honorary trustee of the 

Bill's career in banking began with part- 
time employment at the First National Bank 
of Bar Harbor in 1903. Following gradua- 
tion from Bowdoin, he assumed full-time 
responsibilities at the Bar Harbor bank un- 
til accepting a position as manager of the 
Kineo Trust Co. Branch at Milo in 1913. 
In 1922, he joined Eastern Trust and Bank- 
ing as an auditor, rising to the presidency 
in 1938 and being elected chairman of the 
board in 1965. 

He earned distinction with the football 
team while at Bowdoin and has long been 
an active civic leader in Bangor. He is a 
trustee of the Hersey Fund of the Bangor 
Public Library, and also a trustee and sec- 
ond vice president of Husson College. Still 
active in Masonic affairs, he is past poten- 
tate of the Anah Temple Shrine. 

Bill is looking forward to winters in St. 
Petersburg, Fla., and summers at Branch 
Pond with frequent and extended fishing 

An article in the May 4 edition of Maine 
Sunday Telegram by Frank Sleeper tells the 
success story of Kingfield Savings Bank, of 
which Earl Wing has been treasurer for 
about 20 years. Earl credits his father, Her- 
bert S. Wing, as the man who put the bank 
on the way to prosperity with "investments 
in public utilities and stocks and the like." 
The elder Wing, who died in 1956, built the 
Herbert Hotel, where Earl now lives. He 
was also involved in the formation of the 
local water district and the lighting system 
as well as the Wing Spool and Bobbin Co. 
and a large insurance agency. Earl followed 
his father as manager of the water district 
and, after many years of farming, now prac- 
tices law. 

"We like to keep things simple," say Earl 
in the Telegram article. "That's why we 
went to a straight 5 percent dividend on all 
savings. We were one of the first three (in 
Maine) to go to 5 percent. 

The ski area at Sugarloaf has given an 
increasing boost to the Kingfield bank's 
business as new motels and chalets have 
come into the area, but still, as of the end 
of 1968, stock and bond investments totaled 
more than all its loans. Treasurer Wing 
says, "Our surplus is gaining so fast that I 
have trouble keeping up with it." 


Ernest G. Fifield 

351 Highland Avenue 

Upper Montclair, N. J. 07043 

Berry, Burns, F.E.K. Davis, and Oxnard 
registered at commencement. 


William A. MacCormick 
I 14 Atlantic Avenue 
Boothbay Harbor 04538 

Barbour, Briggs, Chapman, Foss, Ridley, 
Welch, and Woodcock registered at com- 

Dr. Burleigh dishing Rodick of New 
York City and Bronxville has been honored 
by his election as historian general of the 
National Order of the Founders and Pa- 
triots of America. The election was held at 
the National Congress of the Order which 
met at the Harvard Club in New York on 
May 17. 

Dr. Rodick is 1 1th in direct lineal descent 
from John Alden of the Mayflower. An- 
other ancestor was Capt. John Cushing of 
Massachusetts, who fought in the Revolu- 
tion and later moved to the Province of 
Maine where he helped found the town of 
Freeport and Bowdoin College. 

) Luther G 

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^A-V^ Farmingt 

G. Whittier 

ington 04938 

C. G. Abbott, Buck, Jones, McNeally, 
Philoon, Savage, Whittier, and Wood regis- 
tered at commencement. 

Former Senator Paul H. Douglas of Il- 
linois gave two speeches on tax reform last 
spring. The first at Colby College in Water- 
ville on April 10, was titled "Needed Re- 
forms in Our Federal System of Taxation." 
Another, given May 1 at Alfred (N.Y.) 
College, was called "The Problem of Tax 
Reform: My Eighteen Years in a Quandary 
and How It Grew." 


Alfred E. Gray 
Francestown, N. 

H. 03043 

Callahan, Donahue, Gray, Hubbard, La- 
Casce, Loeffler, Mitchell, Pope, Standish, 
E. S. Thompson, and Weatherill registered 
at commencement. 

Pearl Bordeaux of Mount Desert may 
have been the first to pioneer in snowmo- 
biling. In 1915, he attached a sled to a 
Smith motor wheel and made his daily run 
to Somesville to pick up the mail. The ve- 
hicle was able to attain a speed of 35 to 40 
miles an hour. After enjoying the sport 
about five years, he sold the motor and 
wheel but still has the sled. 

Philip Pope was named a co-winner of 
the Walla Walla County Senior Citizen con- 
test. The former professor at Whitman and 
Reed Colleges was nominated by the Kiwa- 
nis Club, of which he is a member. 

Phil writes that he is getting good treat- 
ment at the Vet's Hospital for an osteomy- 
elitis condition. He is active in the Men's 
Garden Club, First Congregational Church, 
Walla Walla Valley Pioneer and Histori- 
cal Society, Archeological Society and 
Chamber of Commerce. 

Manager Robert Louden of the Chamber 
of Commerce wrote, "You and Mrs. Pope 
have been among the Walla Walla area's 
finest citizens and community leaders 
throughout the many years you have lived 
here. Please accept my heartiest congratu- 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Earle Thompson, whose brother, 
Harold L. Thompson, died on June 1. 


Harold E. Verrill 
Ocean House Road 
Cape Elizabeth 04107 

Dow, H. A. Lewis, MacCormick, J. C. 
MacDonald, McKenney, McWilliams, 
Stowell, and Talbot registered at com- 

Leon Dow of Livermore Falls turned up 
in second place in the United States division 
of the Maine Philatelic Society's exhibition 
at Falmouth in May. He received first place 
in the Great Britain division. 

The Under Secretary of the Department 
of the Army has appointed Spike MacCor- 
mick chairman of a six-man Committee of 
Civilian Consultants, all of whom are cor- 
rectional experts. Their mission is to study 
the Army stockades and other confinement 
facilities in the United States, Europe and 
East Asia. The committee began its work 
on April 23. Spike was the Army's consul- 
tant on correctional matters from 1942 to 
1965, and during World War II was a spe- 
cial assistant to the Under Secretary of War 
and chairman of a 12-man committee of 
civilian consultants, composed of the coun- 
try's leading correctional administrators. 
During the post-war period he was chair- 
man of the Army's Advisory Parole Board 
and vice chairman of its Advisory Clem- 
ency Board. 

Al Stetson wrote from Scottsdale, Ariz., 
that he wishes all could see his rose gar- 
dens. He reports "One rambler rose alone 
boasts well over 100 blood-red blooms. The 
grapefruit and orange trees will produce 
plenty of delicious fruits this fall." 


Edward C. Hawes 
180 High Street 
Portland 04101 

Baxter, Church, Hargraves, Hawes, Head, 
Ireland, Moulton, and Niven registered at 

Jack Fitzgerald died on April 12 after 
enduring a long illness. Our sympathy goes 
to Katherine and to his three daughters, 
Betty, Nancy and Jane, and his sixteen 

Jack had a great capacity for making 
friends and being a friend to many people 
of various walks of life. He will be missed 
by many. 

A symposium was held in Point Barrow, 
Alaska, in April by the Naval Arctic Re- 
search Laboratory, featuring its first direc- 
tor, Dr. Laurence Irving. Larry told of his 
first visit to the Anaktuvuk Eskimo area, a 
pass through the Brooks Mountain Range, 
where the Eskimos had lived in Stone Age 
simplicity for about 8000 years. He told of 
enlisting the aid of the Eskimos in tracking 
birds which migrated from as far as Asia 
and South America each summer. This 
tracking through the Anaktuvak Pass helped 
engineers to find and build a winter road 
from the northern terminus of the Alas- 
kan Highway through to recently discov- 
ered oil fields at Prudhoe Bay, on the Arc- 
tic Ocean. Hopefully, a pipeline, the world's 
largest at 48" diameter, would be built 
along the same course. 

Dr. Norman Nickerson, who started 
practice in Greenville in 1920, was 
awarded a 50-year pin by the Maine Medi- 
cal Association. He was president of the 
association in 1953-54. 


Noel C. Little 
60 Federal Street 
Brunswick 04011 

Babcock, Bond, Bowdoin, Fobes, Greg- 
ory, Humphrey, Kuebler, Little, Maguire, 
Philbrick, Pierce, and Webber registered at 

Walter Fenning writes, "We are still en- 
joying the retired life and the opportunity 
for travel that goes with it. This past win- 
ter, we spent some time in our 50th state, 
and this coming summer, we plan to spend 
several months in Europe visiting our 
daughter and family in Holland, and then 
a tour of some of the iron curtain countries. 
During our travels, we have collected many 
color slides of the countries visited." 

At North Broward Hospital in Pompano 
Beach, Fla., Harry Piedra is one of 13 re- 
tired men who are donating their time help- 
ing out on a number of jobs at the health 
center. Harry works in Central Supply, 
folding towels and packaging gauze ban- 
dages — "all by myself." His wife Constance 
helps in the auxiliary office. 


Lloyd O. Coulter 
Plumer Road 

Epping, N. H. 03042 

Albion, Blake, Boyd, Gray, Sloggett, and 
Warren registered at commencement. 

Although Bob Albion is emeritus pro- 
fessor at Harvard, he has continued there 
for the last six years on special service with 
the Harvard-Navy program for College 
Education Afloat. This has meant frequent 
classes with Polaris crews at New London 
and destroyer crews at Newport as well as 

five trips to the Mediterranean and one to 
the Persian Gulf and South America. 

For the past three years Bob has also 
been a visiting professor at the University 
of Maine at Orono. He teaches three days 
a week at Maine and two at Harvard. This 
summer he is conducting a graduate course 
in maritime history at Mystic Seaport for 
the 15th year. 

Along with all these activities Bob is also 
an active member or consultant for several 
historical societies. He would rather be tired 
than bored. 

Shirley Gray has changed his address 
to 229 East Lake Shore Drive, Chicago 
60611. In explanation, he writes, "After 50 
years of service in management capacities 
in the electrical insulation industry, I have 
resigned from Inmanco Inc., although I 
shall probably serve them in a consulting 
capacity through Sept. 30, 1969 — the ef- 
fective date of my resignation. Long before 
that date, the Macallen companies shall 
have been absorbed by merger into Essex 
International Inc. — a move I have fa- 

He continues, "I have no intention of re- 
tiring and am setting up a personal man- 
agement service, specializing in long-range 
planning for a few clients. Temporarily at 
least, I shall 'work' from my home." 

Col. Philip Johnson was honored in June 
by the French government on the 25th an- 
niversary of the liberation of the city of 
Grenoble. He received the Croix de Guerre 
with Palm and was made a Chevalier of 
the Legion of Honor. 

In the summer of 1944 Phil commanded 
a battalion of the 45th Division (Thunder- 
bird) which blocked an attack by a regi- 
ment of German mountain troops. He ef- 
fected the surrender of more than 1500 
members of this regiment and negotiated 
the liberation of the city. 

All members of 1918 join Phil's host of 
other friends in congratulating him on the 
attainment of these high honors. 

Capt. Albert Prosser took three honors 
in the Maine Philatelic Society's exhibition 
held in May at Falmouth. He won first 
place in the Postal Stationery division, the 
UPSS award and the Marcus White award. 

Stewart Woodfill, of the famous Grand 
Hotel on Mackinac Island, Mich., was 
guest of honor and speaker at the meeting 
of the Newcomen Society held there on 
June 28. He related the history of Grand 
Hotel, with which he has been associated 
since 1919. 


Donald S. Higgins 
78 Royal Road 
Bangor 04401 

Albert, Angus, Berry, Caspar, L. W. Do- 
herty, Foulke, Gardner, Graves, Gray, Har- 
graves, Hersum, Higgins, Lombard, Mitch- 
ell, Pearson, Rollins, Sawyer, Simmons, 
R. A. Stevens Jr., Sullivan and Tebbetts 
resistered at commencement. 


Louis B. Dennett 
Chebeague Island 


Cousins, Dennett, Goodrich, A. W. Hall, 
Higgins, Lappin, LeMay, Merrill, Rounds, 
and Tibbetts registered at commencement. 

The Rev. Alexander Henderson D.D. was 
elected interim minister of the First Baptist 
Church in Arlington, Mass. in March. He 
served as interim pastor at First Baptist in 
the spring of 1967. 



Hugh Nixon 

12 Damon Avenue 

Melrose, Mass. 02176 

Benton, Clark, Hone, McCrum, Milli- 
ken, Nixon, Ogden, Ormerod, Pennell, 
Rich, and Standish, registered at com- 

A group dinner was held at the Stowe 

Al Benton is chairman of the committee 
planning for our 1971 reunion. Let's all be 
there if possible. 

Sanger Cook, our class vice president, 
was recently honored by having his name 
inscribed on a plaque at the Gettysburg 
Memorial, Gettysburg, Pa., as a delegate 
to the Republican convention in 1952 when 
President Eisenhower was nominated by 
the party. Sanger served in the Maine leg- 
islature both as representative and as sena- 
tor, and he persuaded President Eisenhower 
to visit his hometown of Pittsfield in 1955. 

George Cumming retired in June after 
48 years in education as a teacher, prin- 
cipal, and superintendent. Forty-six of those 
years were spent in Maine, in such towns 
and cities as Bridgewater, Houlton, Bar 
Harbor, Rockland and, for the last 16 years, 
Freeport, as teacher of physics and math. 
At a surprise party, the faculty at Freeport 
High School presented George with a Bow- 
doin chair. Although Maine law prevents 
him from regular teaching due to his age, 
he hopes to substitute any time he is needed. 
He said, "I'd rather be going to school 
than staying home," but a flower garden, 
workshop and ham radio will keep him 

Curtis Laughlin has retired after 12 years 
in the composing room of the Portland 
Press Herald. In 50 years as a typographer 
he worked at most of the printing firms in 
Portland, including his own, the Machi- 
gonne Press, which he operated from the 
depression until 1945. Once, while working 
at the Anthoensen Press, he was given a 
rush order from the Metropolitan Museum. 
It had to be set in one day. The book, An 
Exhibit of Spanish Paintings, was chosen 
one of the 50 best books of the year by the 
American Institute of Graphic Arts. Later, 
it was chosen one of the 50 best books over 
a period of 50 years. Curt and Dorothy will 
continue to live at 68 Prospect St., Port- 

Nick Nixon gloats a bit at having lived 
to see a Nixon in the White House. No 
known relationship, however. Nick was re- 
cently reelected to the board of directors of 
the American Congregational Association, 
maybe a final reward for singing in the 
choir of the college church in Brunswick? 
Professor Davis sang, too. 

Frank Ormerod sent a good letter in 
May telling of his activities of late. He has 
been handling -affairs for his older sister of 
New Bedford and has located her near him 
in New Jersey. Then he had a cataract oper- 
ation. His married daughter, Barbara Ann, 
is teaching nursery school procedures at 
Vassar. Some months ago Frank and his 
wife traveled to Colorado and the Pacific 
northwest, both Canadian and American. 
Vee has been active in church work. 

Col. Joseph Rousseau died in Florida on 
March 22, where he had lived since 1956. 
He attended Bowdoin for one year and then 
went to West Point where he graduated in 
1920. His life was spent in military service. 
His wife Anne and he lived at 480 NE 103 
St., Miami Shores, Fla. 33138. 


John Ryder has become interested in vol- 
unteer hospital work at the North Broward 
Hospital in Pompano Beach, Fla., where 
his wife Martha is a member of the auxili- 
ary. He is her "security driver at night," 
and tends the hospital's gift shop one night 
a week. A fraternity brother, Harry Piedra 
'17, lives across the hall in the same build- 
ing in Pompano Beach and also helps at 
the hospital. The two never met at Bowdoin. 

Ryo Toyokawa, in sending an Alumni 
Fund contribution from Tokyo, sent a note 
to Alex Standish (our fine class agent) say- 
ing that his company, the United Com- 
mercial Co. of Tokyo, "is the sole buying 
agent for Lykes Electronic Corp." It is af- 
filiated with Youngstown Sheet and Tube 
Co. "We are opening up various connec- 
tions with U.S. enterprises," Ryo says, add- 
ing that he plans to be at the 1971 com- 
mencement — that should be a distance rec- 

Larry Willson writes from his home in 
Sussex, N.J., that his wife, Isabel, has had 
several operations and many hospital stays 
during the past three years, but "now seems 
to be doing OK." Last year, his son Larry 
and wife added Barbara Lynn to the list of 
grandchildren. The other grandchild is also 
a Larry. Son John married last year, so 
1968 was an eventful year in the Willson 

John M. Bachulus, M.D. 
3 Breckan Road 
Brunswick 04011 

Alexander, Allen, Bachulus, Bernstein, 
Canter, Congdon, Fish, Martin, Morrell, 
Partridge, Thayer, Thomas, Vose, B. H. M. 
White, Wilson, and Young registered at 

Forty-seventh reunion members had a 
most enjoyable Friday gathering at the 
home of Dr. John Bachulus, who is class 
secretary following the retirement of Rudy 
Thayer. Saturday, the group met following 
commencement for a buffet supper at the 
home of the Allen Morrells. 

Allen Morrell was elected class president 
following a class poll. The office was left 
unfilled by the death of Rolliston Wood- 

The Rev. Raymond Putnam of Bethany, 
Conn, has accepted a call to become pastor 
of the Rindge, N.H., First Congregational 
Church. He and Mrs. Putnam intend to 
move to Rindge early in August. 

George True retired at the end of the 
school year as director of personnel of the 
New Britain (Conn.) school system. He 
was a former director of adult education 
there, and began as a biology teacher at 
New Britain High School in 1949. In the 
16 years prior to accepting that post, True 
was principal of the evening school in Mai-